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 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 It was one of the political forces leading to passage of the constitutional amendment, later repealed, which prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages.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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Women's Christian Temperance Union — noun an association first established in the US in 1874 with the primary aim of promoting abstinence from alcoholic liquor; began in Australia in Sydney, NSW, in 1882 where it took up the cause of women s suffrage; it is now active in all states… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Women's Christian Temperance Union — An organization active in the cause of temperance and the strict control, if not outright prohibition, of traffic in intoxicating liquors …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union — WCTU redirects here. See WCTU Railway for the rail line in White City, Oregon. .History and purposeThe purpose of the WCTU is to combat the influence of alcohol on families and society. Frances Willard, a noted feminist, was its second president …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Women's suffrage in New Zealand — was an important political issue at the turn of the 19th century. Among self governing polities still extant today, New Zealand was early in modern times to give women the vote in sub national elections. [ Before the 18th century the franchise in …   Wikipedia

  • Women's suffrage — U.S. women suffragists demonstrating for the right to vote, February 1913 Women s suffrage or woman suffrage[1] is the right of women to vote and to run for office. The expression is also used for the economic and political reform movement aimed… …   Wikipedia

  • Women's Moderation Union — The Women s Moderation Union, headed by M. Louise Gross, helped belie the Women s Christian Temperance Union s insistence that it spoke for American women. When she heard the WCTU president make that assertion before the United States Congress in …   Wikipedia

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