temperance movement
A movement in the United States to moderate or eliminate the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


temperance movement
A movement in the United States to moderate or eliminate the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • (the) temperance movement — the temperance movement [the temperance movement] a movement involving organized campaigns by various groups in the US, Britain and other countries in the 19th century to persuade people to drink little or no alcohol. These groups believed that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Temperance Movements — • Covers the history in Europe, the United States, and Canada Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Temperance Movements     Temperance Movements      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Temperance — *Temperance (virtue), the practice of moderation *Temperance movement, movement to reduce the amount of alcohol consumed *Temperance bar, bars of the temperance movement opposed to alcohol *Temperance (group), Canadian pop dance musical group… …   Wikipedia

  • Temperance (virtue) — Temperance ( Sophrosyne in Greek) is the practice of moderation. It was one of the four cardinal virtues held to be vital to society in Hellenic culture. It is one of the Four Cardinal Virtues considered central to Christian behaviour by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Temperance Towns — were settlements planned, financed, and populated by followers of the temperance movement of the late 1800s.* Prohibition Park, New York (Staten Island), began as a summer colony for temperance followers in Manhattan and was financed by New York… …   Wikipedia

  • Temperance Fountain — The Temperance Fountain is a fountain and statue located in Washington, D.C. donated to the city in 1882 by Henry D. Cogswell, a dentist from San Francisco, California, who was a crusader in the temperance movement. This fountain was one of a… …   Wikipedia

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