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Prohibition Places Associated with Temperance History

Prohibition (1920-1933) was a national phenomenon. Therefore, prohibition places associated with temperance are found across the country. Perhaps you live in or near one of these prohibition places. A number of places have temperance fountains.  They reflect the quaintly naive belief was that if people had water to drink they would be less likely to …

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Temperance Timelines

Even the term temperance has had a strange history. It began with the clear meaning of temperate or moderate. So temperance activists called for not drinking excessively. Among other things, that meant not drinking distilled spirits. That view was based on a myth. They thought spirits were “stronger” than beer and wine. In reality,  standard drinks …

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Temperance Approach to Alcohol: Counterproductive

The temperance approach to alcohol has a long tradition. People who pushed for Prohibition (1920-1933) lived in a different era. There was little scientific knowledge about drinking alcohol. They had some strange ideas. Strange Beliefs Consider these assertions: Alcohol is the dirtiest drug we have. It permeates and damages all tissue. No other drug can …

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Temperance Organizations & Groups of the U.S.: Discover How They Lead to Prohibition

Temperance organizations or groups were very successful in bringing about National Prohibition in the U.S. (1920-1933). Any successful social movement requires the concerted efforts of effective organizations. They guide the actions of dedicated individuals. Virtually all such groups fall into obscurity over time. This, in spite of their achievements. Temperance Organizations Presented Alphabetically. American Temperance …

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