How and why did the liberals help the poor?

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  • How and why did the Liberals help the poor?
    • The liberals increased wages for the workers so that they could afford better food along with luxuries such as sweets and tea.
    • For much of the nineteenth century a large proportion of the population lived in povertyand had to suffer through harsh working conditions.
      • Some of the worst working conditions were found in Sweated Trades, which today are known as "Sweatshops".
        • Consisted of trades like making matchboxes or other household goods like pins, chains or shovels.
      • Extremely low wages; definitely weren't paid by the hour.
  • The liberals also improved the work environment for people so that factories were safer to work in.

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