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Temperance Leaders: Advancing Prohibition in US

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The temperance movement in the U.S. needed grassroots support. But it also needed leaders who could effectively build, mobilize, and lead that support. The temperance leaders on this page excelled. The list of major leaders is followed by one of notable leaders. Temperance leaders were often fascinating and colorful people. They were flesh and blood …

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18th Amendment: The Prohibition Amendment & Its Repeal

The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution was the “National Prohibition amendment.” It banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. and its possessions. Contrary to common belief, it did not prohibit the purchase or consumption of alcohol. Congress proposed the Amendment on December 18, 1917. The Senate passed it on …

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Edward C. Delavan: Prohibitionist Leader

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Edward C. Delavan was a rich and very generous promoter of the temperance movement. Delavan’s Beginnings Delavan was born on January 6, 1793 in Franklin, New York. His parents were Stephen Delavan and Hannah Wallace Delavan. 1820 he married Abigail Marvin Smith and they had five children. In the economic boom caused by the opening …

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