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in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of

the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

Section II.-When vacancies happen in the representation of

any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall

issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the

legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to

make temporary appointment until the people fill the vacancies

by election as the legislature may direct.

Section III.-This amendment shall not be so construed as to

affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes

valid as part of the Constitution.

ARTICLE XVIII

Section I.-After one year from the ratification of this article the

manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within,

the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the

United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for

beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

Section II.--The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section III.-This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have

been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the Legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within

seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States

by the Congress.

[Editor's Note: Congress on the 3rd day of December, 1917, passed the original

resolution calling for action by the legislatures of the several states. It was officially

certified on January 29, 1919, that the states had ratified this amendment. By the

language of the amendment itself about one year later or January 16, 1920, this

amendment went into effect.]

ARTICLE XIX

Section I.-The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall

not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on

account of sex.

Section II.-Congress shall have power, by appropriate legislation, to enforce the provisions of this article.

[Editor's Note: Congress on the 19th day of May, 1919, passed the original

resolution calling for action by the legislatures of the several states. It was officially

certified on August 26,1920, that the states had ratified this amendment.]