The Temperance Movememt

social reform

The Temperance Movement (early 1800's)

Religious leaders stood at the forefront on the war against alcohol. Public drunkenness was common and alcohol abuse was widespread among society. The temperance movement called for little or no alcohol.

Temperance movement additional information

The drunkard progress

The temperance movement of the 1830s and 1840s used the tactics of religious revivalists to scare drinkers. (Library of Congress)

"STOP THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL!!"

Social Reform

Temperance Movement Documentary