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"WHAT ARE THE TEMPERANCE LAWS?"



Pastor Selara R. Mann, Jr.

Exacting Truth Ministries

Summary:

Temperance is a Christian Evangelical tenet conceptualized in the reform movement and promoted by several evangelical denominations that collaborated together in the United States during the 1800’s called the Evangelical United Front which consisted of the Baptists, Congregationalists, Dutch Reformed, Methodists, Presbyterians, and many smaller groups.

The Temperance Movement was founded due to concern over extreme drunkenness of workers and servants and by the mid-1830’s had become a mass movement of the middle-class in various countries. It was devoted to convincing the population that alcoholic consumption in any form was evil and destructive. It gained ground in the popularity of religious doctrines that denounced the consumption of alcohol as a sin. In the United Sates, this movement culminated with the passing of the Volstead Act in 1919 as the implementation piece of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution,which went officially into effect in 1920 making the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol illegal.



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