Wikistution/Amendment XXI (Alcohol Consumption Age)

Amendment XXI (1933)

Section 1

The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2

The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

Section 4

The legal drinking age of the United States is 18 years of age. The citizen wishing to drink will be required to obtain authorization in the form of an alcohol consumption license. This license can be obtained by passing an alcohol awareness exam at a state run facility and completing a probationary period. Additionally, the alcohol consumption license can be suspended or revoked upon receiving alcohol related offenses, in accordance with the severity of the crime.