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Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers

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about Volunteers in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

According to some experts, volunteerism is the most effective, democratic, and humane anticrime strategy currently available to Americans. Volunteers participated in America's law enforcement scene prior to and after the arrival of the first white European settlers. Some of the first European volunteers consisted of the militia forces organized by Captain Myles Standish, the military leader of the Pilgrims who landed in America and founded the colony of New Plymouth in 1620. Significantly, prior to the arrival of the Europeans, some Native American (United States) nations had also developed their own style of policing that relied heavily on voluntary participation. For example, the Plains nations established honorary military societies to police their annual reunion ceremonies, gatherings, and buffalo hunts.

Volstead Act

Volstead Act

Volstead Act

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about Volstead Act in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The Volstead Act, also know as the National Prohibition Act, was established to prohibit the manufacture of intoxicating beverages and also to regulate the production, transportation, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages containing more than one-half of 1% alcohol. Andrew Volstead (R-MN) was the chief sponsor of the act, which was initially ratified on January 16, 1919, but was vetoed by President Woodrow Wilson. Congress overrode him and passed the law on October 28, 1919. The Volstead Act became effective as the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution on January 17, 1920. Alcohol consumption became a social issue in the 19th century and the temperance movement was ubiquitous in the United States of America. People were concerned about the excessive use of alcoholic beverages causing moral delinquency through family violence, poverty, crime, disorder, and incompetence in the workplace.