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Volstead Act

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1.
an act of Congress, introduced in 1919 by Andrew J. Volstead to implement the Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution, which forbade the sale of alcoholic beverages.
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  • And now with this Volstead Act being pushed so hard it's kind of inconvenient gettin' a crowd of men into the right frame of mind.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • The trouble was that, unlike the Volstead Act, the scientific prohibitions aroused no opposition from the man in the street.

    Damned If You Don't Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Even before the Volstead Act liquor was spiritually a prescription rather than a beverage.

    Seeing Things at Night Heywood Broun

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