(the) Volstead Act


(the) Volstead Act
the name usually used to refer to the United States National Prohibition Act passed by the US ↑Congress in 1919 to introduce the laws relating to Prohibition. It was named after US Congressman Andrew Volstead of ↑Minnesota who began it. The Act and Prohibition were ended in 1933.

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