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"A social movement urging personal moderation in the consumption of alcoholic beverages". The temperance movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries was an organized effort to encourage moderation in the consumption of intoxicating liquors or press for complete abstinence. The movement's ranks were mostly filled by women who, with their children, had endured the effects of unbridled drinking by many of their menfolk. In fact, alcohol was blamed for many of society's demerits, among them severe health problems, destitution and crime. At first, they used moral suasion to address the problem. The movement really came into its own as a reaction to the pervasive use of distilled beverages in modern times. The earliest organizations in Europe came into being in Ireland in the 1820s, then swept to Scotland and Britain. Norway and Sweden saw movements rise in the 1830s. In the United States, a pledge of abstinence had been promulgated by various preachers, notably John Bartholomew Gough, at the beginning of the 1800s.

Interesting facts: this movement lead to the making of different types of alcoholic beverages

Images: The first image is basically who promoted the temperance movement, and the second one is a political cartoon that shows the movement as a war between the alcohol and the women.

Primary Source: this picture is relevant because it shows how serious families took the movement and what they would do to follow it.