The Templars of Honor and Temperance is an organization established in 1845 in the U.S. The group currently exists in Scandinavia. It accepts as members men of high moral character. The brotherhood is based on the principles of teetotalism, truth, brotherly love, purity and fidelity. Its goals are simple. They are these. To bring together […]
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Timeline: Alcohol and Drinking History in America
Visit this new timeline to follow the history of alcohol and drinking in the United States of America.
Timeline: World History of Alcohol and Drinking
This timeline presents events in the history of alcohol and drinking over the past 12,000 years.
The Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America was founded following the work of Father Mathew (Theobald Mathew) in the U.S. Father Mathew came to the country in 1849. He spent two and one-half years in the U.S. promoting temperance. During that time he traveled 37,000 miles. That included visiting 25 of the 30 states in the union. […]
The Temperance Educational Quarterly was founded by Mary H. Hunt. She was head of the Department of Scientific Temperance Instruction. That was an important part of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and its mission. For its first 15 years the magazine was the School Physiology Journal, designed for teachers. Mary Hunt had wanted to create “trained […]
Lawyer and newspaper owner-editor Gideon T. Stewart was highly active in promoting prohibition. He came from a long line of lawyers. Born in Johnstown, NY in 1824, he later moved to Norwalk, Ohio. There and elsewhere he studied law in different firms. In 1846 he was admitted to the Ohio bar. In 1866 he was […]
William D. Upshaw was born in Georgia in 1866. He became an ardent proponent of Prohibition. Some may have thought him a fanatic. He served in Congress from 1918 to 1924. There he called for the strictest of Prohibition enforcement. This led him be known as “the driest of the dry,” “Ernest Willie,” and the […]
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- The alcohol contents of a regular beer, glass of dinner wine and shot of whiskey or other distilled spirit (80 proof) are all the same. This is alcohol equivalence.
- The U.S. government reports that moderate consumption of alcohol (beer, wine or distilled spirits) improves health and increases longevity.
- Parents have great influence over the choices their children make about alcohol now and in the future.
- Drinking alcohol by students in U.S. middle and high schools has declined to its lowest level in the 36 years that the federal government has surveyed the subject.
- Distilled spirits (whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila, gin, etc.) contain no carbohydrates, no fats of any kind, and no cholesterol. Get the nutrition facts.