On This Date in Legal History

On October 28, 1919, Congress passed the “National Prohibition Act”. The Act (also commonly known as the “Volstead Act”) spelled out how prohibition was to be enforced. The law remained in effect until the 21st Amendment was passed.

Orange County Sheriff's deputies dumping illegal liquor in Santa Ana. Photo courtesy of Orange County Archives.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies dumping illegal liquor in Santa Ana. Photo courtesy of Orange County Archives.

You can read the Act in the Congressional Record at https://goo.gl/piDWoj. Enjoy this short, entertaining, fictional clip that attempts to reenact what life was like once the Act went into effect– http://goo.gl/rKghLa.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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