Liberal Reform Quiz

The British Depth Study- Liberal Reforms

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1. Why did the working class oppose the reforms?

  • They disliked being told how to bring up their children and hated having to pay National Insurance Contributions
  • they said it was wrong to use taxes to help the poor- benefits would make them lazy and unwilling to work
  • They wanted more reforms and said the Liberal Reforms were too limited
  • they had to pay the taxes to fund the reforms
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2. Why did the Conservative Party oppose the reforms?

  • They wanted more reforms and said the Liberal Reforms were too limited
  • they had to pay the taxes to fund the reforms
  • they said it was wrong to use taxes to help the poor- benefits would make them lazy and unwilling to work
  • They disliked being told how to bring up their children and hated having to pay National Insurance Contributions

3. What did Charles Booth do?

  • He wrote a number of studies. He carried out interviews with poor people, doctors, teachers and priests. He also collected data on the way the poor people lived. He said that people living in poverty were not responsible for their conditions
  • He published his work on the life of the poor. He carried out interviews with poor people. Collected huge amounts of data on the way poor people lived in London.
  • Published his work on the life of the poor. He said that peopled needed 21s per week to live. He said people lived below the poverty line. People could help being poor, they were not paid enough to live on.Large families were the main cause in York
  • Published a book called Life and Labour of the People in London. He said 30% lived below the poverty line

4. Why did the Liberal Party win the 1906 election?

  • They were small and waned to spend much more on helping the poor and said the government should control important aspects of life and business
  • The Liberals ran a good election campaign and won a massive victory
  • They were keen to help the poor and give the government more power. They ran a good election campaign.
  • Did not want to help the poor, only wanted higher class people

5. What was the Old Age Pension Act in 1908?

  • This gave a weekly pension from government funds to the elderly. From February1909 almost everyone over the age of 68 was eligible for a state pension. Single people had 5s per week and married couples 7s 6d per week.
  • This gave a weekly pension from government funds to the elderly. From January 1909 almost everyone over the age of 70 was eligible for a state pension. Single people had 5s per week and married couples 7s 6d per week.
  • This gave a weekly pension from government funds to the elderly. From January 1909 almost everyone over the age of 70 was eligible for a state pension. Married couples had 5s per week and married couples with families had 7s 6d per week.
  • This gave a weekly pension from government funds to the elderly. From January 1908 almost everyone over the age of 72 was eligible for a state pension. Single people had 5s per week and married couples 7s 6d per week.

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