Volstead ActVol·stead Act
The Volstead Act is defined as the act by Congress that enforced prohibition from 1919 to 1933.
An example of the Volstead Act was the law that prevented people from selling alcohol.
an act of Congress, passed in 1919 and repealed in 1933, enforcing the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages
Origin of Volstead Actafter United States Congressman A. J. Volstead (1860-1947), who introduced the act
A congressional act that prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. The US Congress passed the act in 1919; it took effect with the Eighteenth Amendment in 1920 and was repealed by the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment in 1933.
Origin of Volstead ActAfter Andrew John Volstead (1860-1947), US representative from Minnesota who wrote the act