Liberal Reform Quiz

The British Depth Study- Liberal Reforms

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1. 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
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2. What was Indoor Relief?

  • Indoor relief meant going to the workhouse, this was a a very popular place and seen as good if you went
  • Indoor relief meant going to the workhouse. This was a a very unpopular place.
  • Indoor relief meant going to the workhouse. This was a harsh place where people were given help but treated badly.
  • Indoor relief meant going to the workhouse. This was a welcoming place where the poor were treated kindly and with respect

3. 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

4. What reform was brought out in 1908?

  • School Clinics- These clinics were set up to treat children who had been diagnoses as having an illness
  • Free School Meals- provides a free school meal for children of a poor family.
  • 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.
  • School Medical Inspections- Doctors and nurses went into school to provide a free compulsory medical check

5. What was the labour Exchange Act 1909?

  • Only to help the sick
  • This act set up the first job centres. They were aimed at getting mean into jobs as quickly as possible so they would not be without wages.
  • Set up job centres and was aimed at men and women to get wages as quickly as possible
  • This was the main reform that set out to help the sick and the unemployed. it was in two parts. Part one dealt with sickness an part two dealt with unemployment

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