28th October
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1919 Prohibition Begins

Congress passed the Volstead Act on this day. President Woodrow Wilson had his veto overridden.

The Act enforced the 18th amendment of the Constitution, or the Prohibition Amendment, which prohibited the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes".

Prohibition was to fail dismally. Organized crime grew strong on the profits it made on the sale and distribution of underground liquor.

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