Guiding Question:
What was the relationship between the Temperance movement and immigration?


St. Patrick's Day 1867 - Thomas Nast artist

The Temperance Movement began in the 1840's as a response to the increasing number of immigrants moving into the Boston area. Nativists were worried about the changes that these immigrants might bring to their way of life.

Through the use of primary sources, most notably the newspapers The Chelsea Record (which is still in print today) and the Winnisimmit Pioneer, you will analyze the complex issue of immigration and its effects on Chelsea in the middle-part of the 19th century.

In this exploration, you will to view the Temperance Movement from either the perspective of

Final Product
You will create an essay that answers the questions,