Volstead
biographical name Andrew John 1860-1947 American legislator

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  • Volstead — in reference to Prohibition legislation in U.S., 1920, from U.S. Rep. Andrew J. Volstead (1860 1947), Republican of Minnesota, who introduced the bill in 1919 that prohibited the manufacture, transportation, and sale of beverages containing more… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Volstead — n. Andrew Volstead (1860 1947), American legislator and Prohibitionist, author of the Volstead Act; family name …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Volstead — /vol sted, vohl /, n. Andrew Joseph, 1860 1946, U.S. legislator. * * * …   Universalium

  • Volstead — Vol•stead [[t]ˈvɒl stɛd, ˈvoʊl [/t]] n. big Andrew Joseph, 1860–1946, U.S. legislator …   From formal English to slang

  • Volstead — /vol sted, vohl /, n. Andrew Joseph, 1860 1946, U.S. legislator …   Useful english dictionary

  • Volstead Act — [väl′sted] n. [after Rep. A. J. Volstead (1860 1947), who introduced the act] an act of Congress, passed in 1919 and repealed in 1933, enforcing the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages …   English World dictionary

  • Volstead Act — National Prohibition Act Full title An Act to prohibit intoxicating beverages, and to regulate the manufacture, production, use, and sale of high proof spirits for other than beverage purposes, and to ensure an ample supply of alcohol and promote …   Wikipedia

  • Volstead Act — Agents fédéraux détruisant des barils d alcool à Chicago. Le Volstead Act est un texte législatif en vigueur aux États Unis de 1919 à 1933, renforçant la politique de prohibition imposée aux États Unis par le XVIIIe amendement à la Constitution,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Volstead,Andrew John — Vol·stead (vŏlʹstĕd , vôlʹ , vōlʹ ), Andrew John. 1860 1947. American legislator. As a U.S. representative from Minnesota (1903 1923) he sponsored the Volstead Act (1919), prohibiting the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic… …   Universalium

  • 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. * * *       (1919), U.S. law enacted to provide enforcement for the Eighteenth… …   Universalium

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