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Unintended Consequences: Volstead Act

  • Aired: 10/02/2011
  • 03:15
  • Rating: NR
The Volstead Act was much stricter than most Americans had anticipated, including Wine and Beer in Prohibition.
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Unintended Consequences: Volstead Act
The Volstead Act was much stricter than anticipated.
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