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31 January, 08:06

Which progressive reform did the temperance movement want in the early 1900's?

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  1. 31 January, 09:47
    Answer: Prohibition of alcoholic beverages.


    The movement in question advocated this idea during the 19th century. However, their efforts came to the fore in the early twentieth century. The ban movement has achieved some success at both local and national levels. Its consequences were more evident in rural areas while less visible in urban areas. At the beginning of the 20th century, the movement grew into a national one.

    The action was concerned with the moral principles of society, most advocated by the middle class. Hoover described the ban as a considerable measure, but the movement soon encountered problems. The black market was becoming more prominent, so abuses were increasingly evident, leading to the enrichment of people from the criminal milieu. In these circumstances, by the 1930s, the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which upheld the prohibition, was annulled.
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