What is the name of the only amendment that has been repealed?


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According to the National Constitution Center, the 18th Amendment is the only repealed amendment. Congress passed it on Dec. 18, 1917, ratified it on Jan. 16, 1919, and repealed it on Dec. 5, 1933.

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The 18th Amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale or transportation of liquor within the United States. The amendment also made it illegal to import or export liquor in U.S. Territories. The 18th Amendment was repealed by the 21st Amendment which was passed by Congress on Feb. 20, 1933 and ratified on Dec. 5, 1933. Although alcohol consumption, its negative consequences and related deaths declined during the prohibition era, black-market sales of alcohol increased, giving rise to organized crime.

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