Tag: Temperance

Growth of Temperance in America (U.S.)

The U.S. Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath diverted attention to more pressing matters. This disrupted the growth of temperance work. And the work was essentially destroyed in the South. The massive rebuilding needed there inhibited growth of the movement for years. However, by 1870, concerns about temperance again largely returned. The successes and …

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Emergence of Temperance in America

The emergence of temperance was slow. As time passed, temperance activists became frustrated. Drinkers were not cutting back enough. Nor were enough becoming teetotalers. Persuasion had its limits. Increasingly, temperance activists came to believe that people should be prohibited from drinking. That the police power of the state should be used to stop them. That …

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