The 18th Amendment and Volstead Act
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1. 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.

Congress passed the Volstead Act, which was named after Andrew J. Volstead who introduced the act in 1919.

2. Repeal - Revoke or annual

In 1933 congress repealed the 18th amendment with the 21st amendment.

3. Prohibition - The action of forbidding something.

Congress passed the Prohibition Act, also known as Volstead Act, to probate the use of alcohol.

4. Amendment - A minor change in a document.

The 18th amendment was passed.

5. Alcohol - A colorless volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial convent and as fuel.

In the 1900's men drank alcohol.

6. Volatile - Liable to change rapidly and unpredictably.

Volatile is used in alcohol.

7. Intoxicating - Liable to cause intoxication.

One ingredient is used for alcohol.

8. Implementation - The process of putting a decision or plan into effect.

The 21st amendment was implementation in 1933 after the vote of Utah on December 5th.

9. Ban - Officially or legally prohibit.

Alcohol was to be ban from America for 50 years.

10. The Noble Experiment - Prohibition of alcohol.

The noble experiment was a failure 6 years after the Volstead Act was passed.
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Primary Document #3

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Police Emptying Kegs: Authorities empty barrels of beer into the sewers during prohibition (1919-1933). (Photo Credit: Underwood & Underwood/CORBIS

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Primary Document #1 Prohibition of Alcohol during the Great Depression

Primary Document #1 Prohibition of Alcohol during the Great Depression | The 18th Amendment and Volstead Act | Scoop.it

On this website, it as two videos of elderly women talking about how alcohol affected their lives. In the first one with Carla Due, she talks about how much a friend's brother cared about whiskety. He had them up all night looking for a bottle of whiskey, hidden by a pole along the road. And she also talks about how her nieghbor brews his own whiskey and beer in the basement of his house. With the second video of Millie Opitz, she talks about how her and her friends mixed up alcohol and soda, and sometimes mixing it up the wrong way it will blow up.

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Czechs ban spirits sales after bootleg booze kills 19

Czechs ban spirits sales after bootleg booze kills 19 | The 18th Amendment and Volstead Act | Scoop.it
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic indefinitely banned all sales of liquor with more than 20 percent alcohol on Friday after 19 people died from drinking bootleg vodka and rum containing poisonous methanol.Authorities...
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This relates to my topic because there are people dying of overdose on alcohol. It also relates to my topic because Czechoslovakia is banning bootleg booze.

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Primary Document #2

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These two anti-prohibition buttons reflect the sentiments of many who opposed the ban on the sale of alcohol from 1919-1933. Criminals like Al Capone thrived off of this discontent, distributing alcohol secretly throughout Chicago and other cities. (Photo Credit: David J. & Janice L. Frent Collection/Corbis)

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Website #3 Biography: Andrew Volstead

Andrew Volstead is best remembered for the Volstead Act which permitted enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment and National Prohibition against alcohol, and the Capper-Volstead Act to benefit farmers.
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