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Temperance

Temperance is related to but different from prohibition, which is the legal restriction of alcoholic beverages. Temperance involves the personal decision or pledge to drink alcohol in moderation, if at all, and to abstain from other intoxicating drugs. The Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was arguably the greatest temperance advocate. After prohibition in Alberta ended in 1923, the WCTU turned its attention to encouraging temperance. It set up numerous departments that were each responsible for different methods of reforming society.The Famous 5 and many other leading feminists each promoted temperance and other social reforms that were closely tied to the Social Gospel movement.

Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments