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The Volstead Act

This image depicts the language of what became known as "The Volstead Act."  It gave the federal government the right to enforcement Prohibition in America.

On its own, the 18th Amendment - drastically regulating the use of alcohol in the United States - had no enforcement provisions.  A separate law was needed to make the 18th Amendment enforceable.

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Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.

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