Reforms to Human Health

Review Questions

The first temperance laws were enacted by ________.

  1. state governments
  2. local governments
  3. the federal government
  4. temperance organizations

Hint:

B

Sylvester Graham’s reformers targeted ________.

  1. the human body
  2. nutrition
  3. sexuality
  4. all of the above

Hint:

D

Whom did temperance reformers target?

Hint:

At first, temperance reformers, who were predominantly led by Presbyterian ministers, targeted the middle and upper classes. When the movement veered toward teetotalism instead of temperance, the movement lost momentum. However, it was reborn with a focus on the working class in the 1840s.