Temperance

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Temperance

  1. 1. Temperance The War Against Alcohol
  2. 2. Lyman Beecher <ul><li>Connecticut minister </li></ul><ul><li>Hated “rum selling, tippling folk, infidels, and ruff-scruff ” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Problems with Alcohol <ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Breakup of families </li></ul><ul><li>Insanity </li></ul>
  4. 4. Calls for Temperance <ul><li>Temperance (n.) – drinking only a little or no alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures, pamphlets, revivalist style rallies warning of the dangers of liquor </li></ul><ul><li>“ temperance movement” </li></ul><ul><li>1851 Maine passes anti-alcohol law </li></ul>
  5. 5. Temperance Propaganda
  6. 6. How sad this is! Stop hitting me!
  7. 8. Activities for School <ul><li>Advertising a Temperance Rally or lecture by Lyman Beecher </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrating the problems of alcohol </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poverty, Crime, Insanity, Broken families </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advertising membership in the American Society for the Promotion of Temperance </li></ul>

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