Liberal Reform Quiz

The British Depth Study- Liberal Reforms

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1. 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
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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 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
  • they had to pay the taxes to fund the reforms

3. Why did rich people 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 had to pay the taxes to fund the reforms
  • 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

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

  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.

5. Why did the labour party oppose the reforms?

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

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