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  Volstead Act
Volstead Act is the popular name for the National Prohibition Act (41 Stat.
On January 16th, 1920, the National Prohibition Act, otherwise known as the Volstead Act (after the Republican politician who engineered its introduction), was passed by the Federal Government.
The Volstead Act (Prohibition) was repealed in 1933 and Sophia again went into the saloon business along with her two children, who were now adults.
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  Volstead Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Act is named for Representative Andrew Volstead (Republican from Minnesota), the sponsor of the Act.
The Act was passed by the United States Congress on October 28, 1919 over the veto by President Woodrow Wilson.
Prohibition was effectively repealed in early 1933 by the passage of the Blaine Act which allowed "3.2 beer" (3.2% alcohol by weight, 4% by volume).
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 Andrew Volstead
Andrew Volstead served as the county's prosecuting attorney from 1887-93 and from 1895-1903, and as mayor of Granite Falls from 1900-1902; he also squeezed in terms during that period as a member of the board of education (including a stint as president) and city attorney of Granite Falls.
Volstead explained at the time: "Business men can combine by putting their money into corporations, but it is impractical for farmers to combine their farms into similar corporate forms.
Volstead resumed law practice in Minnesota, then was hired in 1924 as legal adviser to the chief of the National Prohibition Enforcement Bureau.
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 VOLSTEAD ACT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The act, passed over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, affirmed and further specified the provisions of the Eighteenth Amendment, delineated fines and prison terms for violation of the law, empowered the Bureau of Internal Revenue to administer Prohibition, and classified as alcoholic all beverages containing more than one-half of 1 percent alcohol by volume.
Thus, the principal effect of the Volstead Act was to extend the wartime measures to peacetime.
On March 22, the Volstead Act was amended to permit the sale of 3.2 percent beer and wine.
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 Volstead Act
Andrew Volstead, a leading Republican member of the House of Representatives, was the author of the National Prohibition Act (also known as the Volstead Act) that was passed by Congress in 1919.
The act was condemned by a large number of the American population who considered it a violation of their constitutional rights.
One of the consequences of the National Prohibition Act was the development of gangsterism and crime.
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 Volstead Act
Andrew J. Volstead, Republican representative from Minnesota, was the driving force behind the National Prohibition Act (popularly the Volstead Act).
The act was voided later that year with the adoption of the 21st Amendment.
War Prohibition Act" used in this Act shall mean the provisions of any Act or Acts prohibiting the sale and manufacture of intoxicating liquors until the conclusion of the present war and thereafter until the termination of demobilization...
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 National Committee for Modification of the Volstead Act... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 The 18th Amendment
The enforcement arm of the 18th amendment was the Volstead Act which placed the authority to enforce the amendment in the lap of the Treasury Department and defined what legally constituted an alcoholic beverage.
Andrew Volstead was the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and it was his duty to bring a sponsored bill on Prohibition before Congress.
Volstead was in favor of prohibition, and was also an outspoken supporter of civil rights and civil rights legislation such as an Anti-lynching Law.
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Volstead explained at the time, “Businessmen can combine by putting their money into corporations, but it is impractical for farmers to combine their farms into similar corporate forms.
Also, a particular group of dairy producers may act together not only through their own association but also by joining with other associations of producers to have a common marketing agency.
The Capper-Volstead Act provides limited antitrust exemption to associations of producers; such limited exemption comes about by legally allowing the reduction of competition among farmers when they join together and act in the marketplace, in effect, as one farmer.
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 Capper-Volstead and Ocean Spray - Cranberry Stressline, news and opinion of the cranberry industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Senator Clapper the Capper-Volstead Act's "purpose is to give to the farmer the same right to bargain collectively that is already enjoyed by corporations." 62 Cong.
The first part of the act enables agriculture cooperatives their exemption from the Sherman Antitrust Act.
There is a "one vote per member" clause in the second part of the act that has been drawing considerable attention among Ocean Spray growers.
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 Prohibition of Alcohol in the 1920s
Prohibition was meant to reduce the consumption of alcohol, seen by some as the devil’s advocate, and thereby reduce crime, poverty, death rates, and improve the economy and the quality of life.
After the Volstead Act was put into place to determine specific laws and methods of enforcement, the Federal Prohibition Bureau was formulated in order to see that the Volstead Act was enforced.
The Prohibitionists hoped that the Volstead Act would decrease drunkenness in America and thereby decrease the crime rate, especially in large cities.
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 Erowid Psychoactive Law Vault : Volstead Act
The Volstead Act, officially titled the "National Prohibition Act", was passed on Oct 18, 1919 and went into effect Feb 1, 1920.
The words "beer, wine, or other intoxicating malt or vinous liquors" in the War Prohibition Act shall be hereafter construed to mean any such beverages which contain one-half of 1 per centum or more of alcoholic beverages by volume.
All permits to manufacture, prescribe, sell, or transport liquor, may be issued for one year, and shall expire on the 31st day of December next succeeding the issuance thereof:.
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 Prohibition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Without the Volstead Act, the 18th amendment had no teeth, and without the 18th amendment the Volstead Act was moot.
The Volstead Act was passed by the House of Representatives on July 22, 1919 by a vote of 287-100.
The Commission is of opinion that the cooperation of the states is an essential element in the enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment and the National Prohibition Act throughout the territory of the United States; that the support of public opinion in the several states is necessary in order to insure such cooperation.
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 Wikinfo | Volstead Act
The National Prohibition Act of 1919, more popularly known as the Volstead Act, enforced the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, dealing with the prohibition of alcohol.
The Act is named for Andrew Volstead, a Republican representative from Minnesota.
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 Jacob Sullum -- Reason magazine
The artificial profits created by the Volstead Act gave criminals an incentive and the means to bribe law enforcement officers.
Along with corruption, opposition by millions of drinkers undermined respect for the Volstead Act and for the law in general.
Boston University economist Jeffrey A. Miron and MIT economist Jeffrey Zweibel estimate that, after passage of the Volstead Act, alcohol consumption dropped to between 20 and 40 percent of the pre-prohibition level, then rebounded to between 60 and 70 percent.
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 Volstead Act - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
VOLSTEAD ACT [Volstead Act] see under Volstead, Andrew Joseph.
Cooperative Marketing Act 50th Anniversary.(30 Years Ago...: From the July and August, 1976 issues of Farmer Cooperatives)
Assessing the deterrent effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's certification provisions: a comparative analysis using the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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 18th_amendment-s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
To deal with the rising crime rate and to clarify exactly what alcohol was, they passed the Volsted Act in October1919, over President Wilson's veto.
This act defined an intoxicating beverage as one that contained one-half of one percent of alcohol by volume.
(Boardman Jr., p68) This act helped to clarify the 18th Amendment but did little to inhibit the lawbreakers who continued to visit their neighborhood speakeasy.
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 Today in History: October 28
On October 28, 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act providing for enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, ratified nine months earlier.
Between 1920 and 1933, the Anti-Saloon League lobbied for strict federal enforcement of the Volstead Act.
The Volstead Act ultimately failed to prevent the large-scale production, importation, and sale of liquor in the United States, and the Prohibition Amendment was repealed in 1933.
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 Rural Cooperative Magazine September/October
The Clayton Act defines "persons" as including "corporations and associations existing under or authorized by the laws of either the United States, the laws of any of its territories, the laws of any state, or the laws of any foreign country."15 U.S.C. Sec.
The court continued that a basic rule of interpreting statutes is that where Congress uses the same term in the same way in two statutes with closely related goals, the presumption is that it intended the term to have the same meaning in both contexts.
The court responded that this rule neither requires nor permits a court to disregard the plain language of the statute when interpreting an exemption.
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 Volstead Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
During World War I a temporary Wartime Prohibition Act was passed to save grain for use as food.
In 1917 the resolution for submission of the Prohibition Amendment to the states received the necessary two-thirds vote in Congress; the amendment was ratified on Jan. 29, 1919, and went into effect on Jan. 29, 1920.
On Oct. 28, 1919, the National Prohibition Act, popularly known as the Volstead Act (after its promoter, Congressman Andrew J. Volstead), was enacted, providing enforcement guidelines.
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 Volstead Act- 1920
The words "beer, wine, or other intoxicating malt or vinous liquors" in the War Prohibition Act shall be hereafter construed to mean any such beverages which contain one-half of 1 per centum or more of alcohol by volume:.
in this Act shall prohibit the purchase and sale of warehouse receipts covering distilled spirits on deposit in Government bonded warehouses, and no special tax liability shall attach to the business of purchasing and selling such warehouse receipts....
After February 1, 1920, the possession of liquors by any person not legally permitted under this title to possess liquor shall be prima facie evidence that such liquor is kept for the purpose of being sold, bartered, exchanged, given away, furnished, or otherwise disposed of in violation of the Provisions of this title....
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 Prohibition & the Volstead Act : Library : MNHS.ORG
The duty to sponsor the bill before Congress fell to the chair of the Judiciary Committee, Andrew J. Volstead, U.S. Representative from the Minnesota 7th Congressional District.
The Passage of the Volstead Act: A Study of the Legislative Process, by Edward H. Vraalstad.
Much of the correspondence is dated 1920 to 1922 and concerns Prohibition, the National Prohibition Act of 1919 (the Volstead Act), and Volstead's 1922 re-election campaign; there are also copies of Volstead's speeches on Prohibition.
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 Volstead Act
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The act was rendered inoperative by passage of the TWENTY-FIRST AMENDMENT, which repealed PROHIBITION.
On December 5, 1933, Utah became the thirty-sixth state to pass the Twenty-first Amendment.
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 Volstead Act — FactMonster.com
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 Happy Anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This past Monday (Oct. 28) was the anniversary of the Volstead Act, enacted into law by Congress in 1919.
The Volstead Act provided for the enforcement of Prohibition, which made the sale of alcoholic beverages illegal.
Supporters of Prohibition argued that banning alcohol would make the country more moral; lower crime rates; reduce alcohol consumption, especially among the young; increase the health of Americans; and have other great benefits.
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 Find in a Library: National prohibition : the Volstead Act annotated, and digest of national and state prohibition ...
Find in a Library: National prohibition : the Volstead Act annotated, and digest of national and state prohibition decisions
National prohibition : the Volstead Act annotated, and digest of national and state prohibition decisions
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