HIST147 Temperance Movement Assignment (5 points)

Due: May 1 (post response to Canvas)




This assignment assumes students have read Chapter 13 from the online textbook. The Temperance Movement was one of the major reform movements of the 19th century. For this assignment, students should view the images presented in the PowerPoint entitled “Temperance Movement – The Bottle 1847 (located in the “Week Four” module). These are images from George Cruikshank’s The Bottle published in 1847. Students should analyze the images (in the order they appear in the PowerPoint) and write a response to the assignment question below.


The response for the assignment question should be at least 150 words. Students are welcome to go over the minimum word count requirement. If you include the question in your response, it does not count toward the word count requirement. The response should be written in complete sentences. The response should be written in your own words.



These responses will be evaluated on how well the responses reflect a close and thorough analysis of the images.


Students should submit their responses as ONE Word doc or PDF file to Canvas.


Assignment Question


1. According to the assignment images, what was one of the major arguments of the temperance movement? Please explain in the argument in detail.