The Temperance Movement
By Luis Uribe and Carter Broszeit
What is the Temperance Movement:
Who did the movement helped?
What was life like before the movements?
What were the long term effects of the movement?
People stopped spending all of there money on booze, and started spending time with family, going to church, and going to work. There were also people that worked behind the law, by illegally having "underground" or discret bars.
- The movement started in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
- The movement started in the American revolution in Connecticut, Virginia, and New York State, with farmers forming associations to ban whiskey distilling with the movement spreading to eight states.
- The American Temperance Society was formed in 1826 and within 12 years claiming more than 8,000 local groups and over 1,500,000 members.
- At about the same time, temperance societies were founded in the UK.
- The term "Teetotal" was found in Preston, Lancashire in 1833, where the first temperance hotel and periodical was founded.
She was an American woman who was a member of the temperance movement. She is known for promoting her viewpoint through vandalism
Susan B. Anthony
She was an American civil rights leader, especially with women's rights. She was co-founder of the first Women's Temperance Movement.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
She was also an outspoken supporter of the 19th-century temperance movement.
Susan B. Anthony
- The American Temperance Society was formed in 1826.
- The 1830s saw a growth with temperance movements starting in foreign countries.
- 1847: Maine adopted the first state law prohibiting the sale of alcohol.
- 1852: Stanton and Anthony found the New York State Women's Temperance Society.
- 1864: The Salvation Army was founded in London with a heavy emphasis on both abstinence from alcohol and ministering to the working class.
- 1874: Women's Christian Temperance Union founded.
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