Liberal Reform Quiz

The British Depth Study- Liberal Reforms

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1. What did Rowntree do?

  • Published a book called Life and Labour of the People in London. He said 30% lived below the poverty line
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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2. What was the first reform brought in in 1906?

  • 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 Clinics- These clinics were set up to treat children who had been diagnoses as having an illness
  • School Medical Inspections- Doctors and nurses went into school to provide a free compulsory medical check

3. What reform was brought out in 1908?

  • School Medical Inspections- Doctors and nurses went into school to provide a free compulsory medical check
  • 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 Clinics- These clinics were set up to treat children who had been diagnoses as having an illness

4. 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 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
  • They wanted more reforms and said the Liberal Reforms were too limited

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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