Volstead Act


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Vol·stead Act

 (vŏl′stĕd′, vôl′-, vōl′-)
n.
A congressional act that prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. The US Congress passed the act in 1919; it took effect with the Eighteenth Amendment in 1920 and was repealed by the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment in 1933.

[After Andrew John Volstead (1860-1947), US representative from Minnesota who wrote the act.]
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