Liberal Reform Quiz

The British Depth Study- Liberal Reforms

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1. How did people find out about the poor?

  • There were social investigations, the most famous being done by Charles Booth and Rowntree.
  • Nobody found out
  • People could see them on the streets or asking for help
  • The government told people, the politicians were Charles Booth and Rowntree
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2. Why did the working class oppose the reforms?

  • 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 disliked being told how to bring up their children and hated having to pay National Insurance Contributions
  • they had to pay the taxes to fund the reforms

3. Why were people poor in the late 19th Century?

  • Disability, rich people only employed richer people, people did not seek help
  • Death, Illness, Unemployment, Disability and Large Families
  • Divorce, Illness, Disability, Old Age and Death
  • Large Families, Too much employment, Old Age, Death

4. What reform was brought out in 1907?

  • The Children's Act- it made it illegal to neglect or abuse children. Children under 14 were banned from pubs. Illegal to sell tobacco to children under 16.
  • Free School Meals- provides a free school meal for children of a poor family.
  • School Medical Inspections- Doctors and nurses went into school to provide a free compulsory medical check
  • School Clinics- These clinics were set up to treat children who had been diagnoses as having an illness

5. What was the first reform brought in in 1906?

  • School Clinics- These clinics were set up to treat children who had been diagnoses as having an illness
  • The Children's Act- it made it illegal to neglect or abuse children. Children under 14 were banned from pubs. Illegal to sell tobacco to children under 16.
  • Free School Meals- provides a free school meal for children of a poor family.
  • School Medical Inspections- Doctors and nurses went into school to provide a free compulsory medical check

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