Volstead Act


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Volstead Act

Volstead Act is the popular name for the National Prohibition Act (41 Stat. 305), a comprehensive statute that was enacted to enforce the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and to prohibit the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors. The act was rendered inoperative by passage of the Twenty-First Amendment, which repealed Prohibition.

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Dalrymple, the federal official in charge of enforcing the Volstead Act in the Central West District, which included Michigan.
Abbate did not mention the 1873 Seveloff fix, but it is impossible to read Abbate and conclude that the District Organic Act, the Carter Code, the Bone Dry Law, or the Volstead Act would have repealed the Seveloff fix.
Federal enforcement of the Volstead Act was severely underfunded and understaffed.
The position of the Jewish community was further complicated and compromised by the special dispensation given Jews in Section 6 of the Volstead Act to make, sell, and drink "sacramental wine for religious purposes.
At least this time they didn't create the Mob like they did with the Volstead Act.
On recommendation we went for a strawberry gin fizz (PS7) for her, and a Volstead Act for me.
They could decline to pass their own versions of the Volstead Act (as Maryland did), repeal them (as a dozen states, including Colorado and Washington, did while the 18th Amendment was still in force), or simply refrain from prosecuting people under them (which was common in the wetter districts of the country).
From these early plantings after the repeal of the Volstead Act in 1933, Herman and Ernest Wente released the nation's first varietally labeled Chardonnay, a 1936 vintage.
He knew where a more ambitious breaking of the Volstead Act stipulations would likely lead, and, with an accumulating family at home, he wasn't about to take an extended vacation in a federal penitentiary.
The Volstead Act was designed to stop anti-social behaviour by banning people from enjoying alcohol.
Many of these bootleggers took advantage of a loophole in the Volstead Act that regulated Prohibition enforcement.
The narrative arc of Jews and Booze is astutely limited, beginning with the rapid rise of Jews in the American whiskey trade in the late 19th century to the repeal of the Volstead Act in 1933.