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Boomer’s Time Out

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Quinlin O’Connell 14 October 2009 Published: 14 October 2009 Hits: 8204




Responding to pressure from the temperance movement and their efforts to moderate/prohibit public alcohol consumption the Volstead Act was proposed December 18, 1917.  After approval by 36 of 48 states the Volstead Act was ratified on January16, 1919.  Despite President Woodrow Wilson’s veto the National Prohibition Act was affected on January 16, 1920 and 1,520 Federal Prohibition Agents were dispatched to enforce the 18th Amendment to our United States Constitution.

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