Act of October 28, 1919 [Volstead Act]; Scope and content: The Volstead Act implemented and provided an enforcement apparatus for the Eighteenth Amendment, which forbade the manufacture, transportation, and sale of intoxicating beverages. Circumvention of the law led to bootlegging and the rise of organized crime. General notes: The text of all federal laws is published in the U.S. Statutes at Large, a multivolume publication at libraries nationwide. The Volstead Act is found in volume 41 of Statutes at Large, pp. 305-323 (41 Stat. 305). Exhibit History: The Written Word Endures, April 1976

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Act of October 28, 1919 [Volstead Act]; Scope and content: The Volstead Act implemented and provided an enforcement apparatus for the Eighteenth Amendment, which forbade the manufacture, transportation, and sale of intoxicating beverages. Circumvention of the law led to bootlegging and the rise of organized crime. General notes: The text of all federal laws is published in the U.S. Statutes at Large, a multivolume publication at libraries nationwide. The Volstead Act is found in volume 41 of Statutes at Large, pp. 305-323 (41 Stat. 305). Exhibit History: The Written Word Endures, April 1976
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Act of October 28, 1919 [Volstead Act]; Scope and content: The Volstead Act implemented and provided an enforcement apparatus for the Eighteenth Amendment, which forbade the manufacture, transportation, and sale of intoxicating beverages. Circumvention of the law led to bootlegging and the rise of organized crime. General notes: The text of all federal laws is published in the U.S. Statutes at Large, a multivolume publication at libraries nationwide. The Volstead Act is found in volume 41 of Statutes at Large, pp. 305-323 (41 Stat. 305). Exhibit History: The Written Word Endures, April 1976 - August 1979, National Archives Circular Gallery, Washington, DC, Exhibit No. 477.0101 [NAF 7193A]