Liberal Reforms

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What did most politicians believe in the early 1900s?
It was the poor's fault that they were poor, the poor should work hard for 'self help' and anyone cold clime out of poverty if they tried.
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What did most Liberals believe?
Wasn't the poor's fault that they were poor and that the state should help the poor.
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Which two social reformers were important?
Seebohm Rowntree (York) and Charles Booth (Invented the poverty line)
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Which three reasons played a large role in the introduction of the Liberal Reforms?
Boar War-People weren't fit enough to fight, Industry-Britain no longer economic super power. (Germany had reforms and it was working) and Voting-Poor people could vote.
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When did the Liberals get voted into power?
1906 General election
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Which 3 Groups did the Liberals focus on?
Children, Old Age and Unemployed
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How did the Liberals help the Children?
1906 School meals act, 1907 Medical checkups and 1908 Children and young persons act
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How did the Liberals help the old?
1909 Old age pensions act. Over 70 with no income, 5 shillings a week for one or 7 shillings 6d for a married couple.
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How did the Liberals help the Unemployed?
1909 Government run labor exchanges 1913 3,000 people per working day in short term work.
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What was the national insurance act?
Introduced in 1911-Dealt with sickness and the unemployed. Health insurance-Ill for 26 weeks Unemployment for 15 weeks.
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Who didn't like the reforms
Conservatives as they didn't want a Nany State and workers as they were loosing money from their already small wages.
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