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National Prohibition Act

  • By: Mitzi Ramos
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

Congress adopted the National Prohibition Act of 1919 (P.L. 66–66, 41 Stat. 305), also known as the Volstead Act, to implement the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which established prohibition throughout the country. While the National Prohibition Act banned the ...

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