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Elizabeth Friedman is credited with decrypting more than 12,000 coded messages for #USCG  intelligence during the nation-wide crackdown on alcohol smuggling. She's considered America's first female cryptanalyst. The #Prohibition , or Volstead Act, went into affect 100 years ago.

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Good morning and happy Friday! Today in 1899, Alfonse Capone was born in NY to Italian immigrant parents. Fittingly, also on this day, 100 years ago, the Volstead Act took effect, banning alcohol sales in America - which fueled his rise in the 1920s to Chicago mob supremacy.

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#OTD in 1920 the Volstead Act enforced national prohibition against the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcohol. Learn more at . #CensusHistory 

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The "Father of Prohibition," Volstead'>Andrew Volstead, didn’t volunteer for the job. But he got years of hate mail for it.

The 18th Amendment banned the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” The Volstead Act provided a way to enforce it — starting on Jan. 17, 1920.

The 'Father of Prohibition,' Volstead'>Andrew Volstead, didn't volunteer for the job but got years of hate mail for it

Friday marks exactly 100 years since the prohibition of alcohol began in the United States as the Volstead Act went into effect on January 17, 1920.

Let’s please stop this “wooo, it’s the ‘20s!” nostalgia kick before we decide to bring back the Volstead Act

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Nov 15, 1919 - New York Times: Federal court upholds the Volstead Act, passed in October (over President Wilson's veto) to enforce Prohibition#100yearsago 

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Despite the official implementation of the 18th Amendment and Volstead Act, people in Southern California found ways to transport and consume alcohol during the Prohibition Era. Here is how they did it. #LostLA  #LLA403 

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Congress officially began enforcing Prohibition with the passage of the Volstead Act on #ThisDayinHistory  1919. When it ended 13 years later, people expected an outbreak of drunkenness. Instead something far more unusual happened. 

It has been 100 years since prohibition was established in the U.S., it lasted 14 years and its influence is still felt today. @jeffglor  unveils the story of Volstead'>Andrew Volstead, the congressman behind the act.

100 years ago today: The House and Senate passed the Volstead Act to carry out the intent of the 18th Amendment prohibiting the sale, production and transport of "intoxicating liquors."

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Keep thinking of "The Untouchables," when G-men tried to get Al Capone for racketeering, violating the Volstead Act (prohibition) and all the rest. Then one of Eliot (yes, one L) Ness's men said hey boss, what about tax evasion?

Today in 1919: Congress passes the Volstead Act, enforcing prohibition. How did this affect business? ?

Today in 1919: Congress passes the Volstead Act enforcing the 18th Amendment (prohibition).

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