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{January 2, 2011}   Temperance And Prohibition

Temperance societies began in the 19th century as many Americans were concerned about the negative effects alcohol consumption was having on the nation.

Amongst the more prominent were the Anti-Saloon League and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and soon they began effecting local prohibition laws; by the turn of the century the movement was gaining sway in politics on a national level.

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