Although it did not explicitly ban drinking, the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors. Ratified in 1919, it took effect in 1920. By the time of its repeal, 13 years later in 1933, prohibition had triggered major changes in the American social, political and economic landscape. The National Constitution Center is now staging an exhibition about that era.
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia has on display 30 presidential artifacts from the 1700s to the present. WRTI's Timothy Churchill looks at a few choice items from past presidential campaigns as the current contest between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney heats up. Information about the exhibition