Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28 1919

The most hated law in american history goes into effect, pitting the original nanny state against the citizenry and firmly establishing organized crime in america.

"The Volstead Act, formally the National Prohibition Act, was the enabling legislation for the Eighteenth Amendment which established prohibition in the United States. The Anti-Saloon League's Wayne Wheeler conceived and drafted the bill, which was named for Andrew Volstead, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which managed the legislation."


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