Temperance Movement

A temperance movement is a social movement urging reduced or prohibited use of alcoholic beverages. Temperance movements typically criticize excessive alcohol use, promote complete abstinence (teetotalism), or pressure the government to enact anti-alcohol legislation or complete prohibition of alcohol.

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Methodism - United States - Social Principles and Participation in Movements - Temperance Movement
... The temperance movement was the social concern which most broadly captured the interest and enthusiasm of the Methodist Church ... The movement was strongly tied to John Wesley’s theology and social principles ... of whom were active and prominent leaders within the movement ...
Benjamin Lucraft - Temperance
... Abstinence, Teetotalism or Temperance, was a religious and political movement in the 19th century as working men and women organised into support groups and movements to promote abstinence and to support each other ... remembered that he worked closely with Lucraft in temperance work in 1856 and 1857 ... The members of local temperance groups formed themselves into Circuits, along the lines of Methodism, and speakers travelled from one group to another ...
Rhondda - Culture and Recreation - Music
... The temperance movement, which had been absorbed into the moralistic system of the Nonconformist chapels, caused a shift in social attitudes in the mid- to late-19t ... and brass bands would eventually gain acceptance by the movement ... respectable, many bands had actually joined the temperance movement ...
Temperance Movement By Country - United States - Temperance Organizations
... Temperance organizations of the United States played an essential role in bringing about ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution establishing national prohibition of alcohol ... the American Issue Publishing House the American Temperance Society the Anti-Saloon League the British Women's Temperance Association the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America the Committee of ... Prominent temperance leaders in the United States included Bishop James Cannon, Jr ...
Matilda Carse
19, 1835–1917) was an Irish-born American businesswoman, social reformer and leader of the temperance movement ... a determined and outspoken leader of the temperance movement in Chicago and nationwide in the United States ... She joined the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1874, becoming the president of the Central Chicago WCTU in 1878 ...

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    Women who assume authority are unnatural. Unnatural women are lesbians. Therefore all the leaders of the women’s movement were presumed to be lesbians.
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    Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
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