Temperance Movement

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Temperance Movement

Temperance is a movement started in the early 19th century. It is a movement prohibited to reduce the use of alcohol and called it the Temperance Movement. Benjamin Rush was the first to make a book about it called "An Inquiry into the Affects of Ardent Spirits Upon the Human Body and Mind", which judged the excessive use of alcohol.After his book, many people agreed with the idea and formed groups and socities against it. The earliest organizations in Europe came into be in Ireland in the early 1920's, then swept to Scotland and Britian. The consumption of alcohol was responsible for many personal and societal problems, including unenployement and physical voilence. To this day many people still want to ban alcohol uses.

Interesting Facts

--Signifies peoples traits--Both distilled and fermented beverages were considered nourishing stimulants.--Proposed an organization against alcohol

Lasting Impact

The temperance movement still exists and people are still trying to resolve alcohol usage.

Temperance Starters

--Benjamin Rush--John Edgar--Theobald Matthew

Temperance Movement



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