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date: 27 May 2024

Temperance and Prohibition, 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Jack S. BlockerJack S. Blocker

two closely related reforms that have figured prominently in U.S. history and influenced American society and politics in significant ways.Temperance reformers sought to reduce Americans' alcoholic intake or, by means of persuasion, to convince drinkers to give up alcohol entirely. Prohibition advocates attempted to eliminate alcoholic beverages from American life by force of law.... ...

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