The Beginning of the Temperance Reform

The Temperance Reform started in the early 1800’s when people started to drink alcohol excessively. They thought it was a necessity to life, and they drank it as a substitute for water because of safety issues. However, people started to realize the negative effects of drinking and passed laws to ban alcohol completely. These people were named the “Cold Water Army.” This was a significant change because it meant people were trying to be the best people they could be.

I think this was an important change in the way people thought about the use of alcohol. Up until this time, people were drinking as a part of their everyday routines, and they were not really thinking about the side effects. When they passed laws and vowed not to drink alcohol at all they were changing their complete way of thinking. Now I’m wondering what people who didn’t agree with this were going to do.

People support the Temperance Movement.  "Temperance Movement in the United States." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 02 Aug. 2014. Web. 13 Feb. 2014

People support the Temperance Movement.
“Temperance Movement in the United States.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 02 Aug. 2014. Web. 13 Feb. 2014

“Temperance Movement – Home.” Temperance Movement. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2014. <http://riseofprohibition.weebly.com/index.html>.

Why We Chose This Topic

We decided on the topic of prohibition because we found it intriguing. We thought it was interesting because some people were wanting to ban alcohol even in the 1800’s, and drug banning is such a wide-spread controversy today. Also, we were curious about why the people would protest alcohol and what they saw was wrong with it. Also we wanted to answer the question, “How has prohibition changed between the 1800’s and now?” By the time we’re done learning about these topics, we want to be able to answer the question.

Here police are dumping illegal alcohol. "Prohibition." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 02 Aug. 2014. Web. 09 Feb. 2014.

Here police are dumping illegal alcohol. “Prohibition.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 02 Aug. 2014. Web. 09 Feb. 2014.

 

 

 

Background Photo Credit

Our background image was found at:

“Prohibition Grape No Longer Riding the Rails of History.” Prohibition Grape No Longer Riding the Rails of History. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2014

 

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