Volstead Act


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see under Volstead, Andrew JosephVolstead, Andrew Joseph
, 1860–1947, American legislator, b. Goodhue co., Minn. A lawyer, he held several local offices in Minnesota before serving (1903–23) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Volstead Act

18th Amendment, passed by Congress to enforce Prohibition (1919). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 286]
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The Volstead Act allowed citizens to keep all liquor they had made or purchased before January 17,1920, as long as they did not sell it.
United States (223) case reached the issue of whether the Volstead Act repealed the Bone Dry law.
Hollywood owes some of its greatest movies to the Volstead Act.
15) The Volstead Act was enacted in 1919 to provide enforcement for the Eighteenth Amendment, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
Peterson tells me that two exceptions in the Volstead Act allowed many Zinfandel vineyards to survive Prohibition: One sanctioned sacramental wine; the other permitted individual home winemakers to produce an astonishing 200 gallons a year, the equivalent of a thousand 750-ml.
Faulkner uses booze in a way that does more than point to the obvious failures of the Volstead Act, however.
After World War I came the Prohibition years, beginning with the Volstead Act of 1919, which made alcohol illegal across the board.
92) Homemade wine, for personal consumption, had always been exempt from federal taxation and was permitted throughout Prohibition by an exemption for fermented "cider and fruit juices" in the Volstead Act.
Thanks to a provision in 1919's Volstead Act, wineries were allowed to produce and ship grapes and wine for sacramental or medicinal purposes.
The book ends by discussing the leadup to the Prohibition movement, the 18th Amendment, and the Volstead Act which began restricting opium.
Although thought of as a cooperative, Sun Maid's legal form and membership did not conform to the cooperative model authorized by the Capper Volstead Act.
In January of 1920 the Volstead Act became the law of the land, basically stopping the production and sale of alcoholic beverages.