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No rum for me! When the region tried to go dry

The battle against the evils of intemperance was one of the first reform movements in 19th- century Vermont and New Hampshire. In 1817, the Vermont Legislature organized a committee to investigate “the too free use of ardent spirits.” Temperance became increasingly valued as a personal characteristic.

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