Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Woman's Christian Temperance Union Woman's Christian Temperance Union An association of women formed in the United States in 1874, for the advancement of temperance by organizing preventive, educational, evangelistic, social, and legal work. It is also known as the {Women's Christian Temperance Union} and by its acronym {WCTU} or {W.C.T.U.}. It was one of the political forces leading to passage of the constitutional amendment, later repealed, which prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union — Postkarte von der Erinnerungstafel und der Baptistenkirche in Fredonia, dem Gründungsort der ersten lokalen Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (1873). Die Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) war eine Frauenorganisation, die ihren Ursprung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union —       American organization, founded in November 1874 in Cleveland, Ohio, in response to the “Woman s Crusade,” a series of temperance demonstrations that swept through New York and much of the Midwest in 1873–74. Annie Wittenmyer (Wittenmyer,… …   Universalium

  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) — U.S. temperance movement organization. Founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1874, it used educational, social, and political means to promote legislation. Its president (1879–98) was Frances Willard (1839–1898), an effective speaker and lobbyist who… …   Universalium

  • Women's Christian Temperance Union — Woman s Christian Temperance Union Woman s Christian Temperance Union An association of women formed in the United States in 1874, for the advancement of temperance by organizing preventive, educational, evangelistic, social, and legal work. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Temperance movement — The Temperance Movement attempted to reduce the amount of alcohol consumed within a community or society in general and even to prohibit its production and consumption entirely. The Woman s Christian Temperance Union is a prominent example of a… …   Wikipedia

  • temperance movement — a movement involving organized campaigns by various groups in the US, Britain and some other countries in the 19th century to persuade people to drink little or no alcohol. These groups believed that the effects of alcohol were bad both for… …   Universalium

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  • union — /yoohn yeuhn/, n. 1. the act of uniting two or more things. 2. the state of being united. 3. something formed by uniting two or more things; combination. 4. a number of persons, states, etc., joined or associated together for some common purpose …   Universalium

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