This paper will have a twofold purpose. It will be an empirical study of a particular political situation -- namely the passage of the Volstead Act of 1919; and it will present a theoretical model which purports to explain the nature of a particular political phenomenon -- namely the concept of the passionate majority.
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William H. Riker
Vraalstad, Edward H., "The Passage of the Volstead Act: A Study of the Legislative Process" (1962). Lawrence University Honors Projects. Paper 30.