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The 21st Amendment

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By Tim Guidera - bio | email 

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – While the 21st Amendment was ratified in December, you might say it is celebrated in Savannah every March 17th. Or any time a glass is raised and emptied.

Just 14 years after the 18th Amendment banned alcohol, the 21st Amendment repealed that decision and restored the personal liberty, freedom of choice and powerful source of business the manufacture, consumption and sale of alcohol represented.

"They just had enough of that restriction, the whole country had,'' said Donnie Dixon, former U.S. Attorney for Georgia's Southern District. "But, then again, it's a testament to the durability of the Constitution and the amendment process that even though they had gone in one way not so many years before, it's just not a good idea.''

This is the only time an amendment has been overturned another one in more than 200 years.

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