The Constitutional Legacy of Prohibition

Why did Americans amend the Constitution to prohibit the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors,” only to resist and repeal the 18th Amendment just over a decade later? Historians Lisa Andersen and Josh Zeitz explore the history and politics of Prohibition, including its impact on federal power and civil liberties.

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderated the event on March 2, 2017.

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