The Temperance Movement was made up of people who wanted other people to
reduce the amount of alcohol they drank.
They also wanted the government to prohibit (not allow) the use of alcoholic
They criticized too much alcohol being used, and wanted others to completely
abstain from (not use) using alcohol. This was called being a teetotaler
WHY did people support it???:
People thought many poor men were would spend most or all of their pay in saloons
on alcohol. The thought was this left nothing for their wife and family to live on for
the rest of the week.
People were also concerned about the sickliness brought on by drinking alcohol.
There was also concern about violence committed by drunk men on their wives and
Business owners supported the temperance movement because they didn't want
their workers to be drunk while they were supposed to be working.
Carry Nation, A famous Temperance supporter who went into saloons
and broke things up.
(taking ) illegally
made alcohol, and
the still used to make
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Supported the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
that would prohibit (NOT ALLOW) the manufacture,
sale, and transport of alcoholic beverages
Text for 18th Amendment
“ AMENDMENT XVIII Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January
16, 1919. Repealed by amendment 21.
After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or
transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or
the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the
jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this
article by appropriate legislation. (Change FBI)
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment
to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the
Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the
States by the Congress.
Reactions to the 18th Amendment were
both expected and unexpected