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A law instituted by the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (stemming from the Volstead Act) on January 16, 1920, forbidding the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. It was repealed by the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on December 5, 1933. The Prohibition Era is sometimes referred to as The Noble Experiment.

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