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Volstead Act

an act of Congress, introduced in 1919 by Andrew J. Volstead to implement the Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution, which forbade the sale of alcoholic beverages. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And now with this Volstead Act being pushed so hard it's kind of inconvenient gettin' a crowd of men into the right frame of mind.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • Even before the Volstead Act liquor was spiritually a prescription rather than a beverage.

    Seeing Things at Night Heywood Broun
  • The trouble was that, unlike the Volstead Act, the scientific prohibitions aroused no opposition from the man in the street.

    Damned If You Don't Gordon Randall Garrett

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