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Term: temperance

Definition:

a 19th- and early 20th-c. movement to persuade people to avoid using alcohol, which was viewed by temperance proponents as a chief cause of poverty, violence, and domestic abuse; it culminated in the passage of the 18th Amendment and national prohibition, 1920-1933. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.

View pictures relating to prohibition at Wisconsin Historical Images.

[Source: Turning Points in Wisconsin History]
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