Posted by Tom on .
What was the relationship between the rise of capitalism and the temperance movement?
I have read and read online and in books and still not sure of the answer.
Social Studies -
With the rise of capitalism, taverns, breweries, and distillers began to aggressively promote their products and lure in new customers to increase their profits. Those supporting the temperance movement saw a big increase in drinkers and drunkenness, and fought all alchol consumption.