In the present, some states have more availability of alcohol than others, depending on the culture. In 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution had repealed Prohibition. Amendments require three-fourths majority of state representative's approval. Prohibition had begun in the early 19th century as a way of attempting to curb the people’s drinking habits. The 21st Amendment had been proposed by Congress on February 20th, 1933, and is noted for being the only Amendment that nullified another Amendment. The 18th Amendment had originally been put in place, because of the temperance movement.
The 22nd Amendment was passed in 1947 by a Congress wishing to make sure each President had a set term limit in the wake of World War II, meaning that fascism’s rise had to be stopped. In order to prevent such an occurrence happening in the United States, Congress set up term limits, invoking the rule that no president should be in office more than twice. The 22nd Amendment was ratified by three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by Congress. A founding father like George Washington was not willing to seek a third term in office, as he was wildly popular in his day since he got re-elected.
The President and the Vice President’s term is over at noon on January 20th, while the term limits of Senators and the House of Representatives end on the 3rd day of January. Congress needs to assemble once a year, while that meeting begins at noon on the 3rd day of January, unless the law sets up a different day.
The 19th Amendment is one of the most progressive, and historic amendments to our Constitution. Before the reversal of democrats and republicans, the Republican party was progressive enough to detail a woman’s right to vote. A huge step forward, the infamous Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. Two years later there was a nationwide meeting in Worcester, Mass. In 1870, the Massachusetts Republican State Convention showed off two suffragettes, named Lucy Stone, and Mary A. Livermore as the main delegates. Even the National Republican Convention of 1872, had to approve a resolution favoring the admission of women to “wider fields of usefulness.”
The 18th Amendment was proposed to Congress on December 18th, 1917 and ratified on January 16th, 1919 but was repealed by the 21st Amendment on December 5th, 1933. The 18th Amendment was a product of the temperance movement, as they wanted a total ban on the sale of alcohol. Back then, drinking was seen as a weakness. Today, drinking is an ordinary fact of life for some people who could not imagine what it would be like to not be able to drink at all. (Wikipedia: Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution) This Amendment was controversial as it stopped the sale of all alcohol in the continental United States.
This Amendment was passed by Congress, May 13, 1912 and ratified on April 18th, 1913. As such, the Constitutional Amendment declares that Congressional Senators can serve a six-year term in Congress. This came out of the fact that late in the 19th century, some state legislatures were in a deadlock over the election of a senator if different parties controlled different houses. This Amendment was designed to alleviate the deadlock by making sure that Senate vacancies were able to last months or years. It was also built to prevent special interest groups or other political situations to gain control over the state legislature.