Why Did the Liberals Introduce Reforms to Help the Young, Old and Unemployed? - Keywords

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Welfare State
System of measures designed to ensure a basic minimum standard of living for all.
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Liberals
Political party that is often progressive.
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Reforms
Make changes to something in order to improve it, typically political, social or economic institution or practice.
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Welfare
The health, happiness and fortunes of a person or group. In this case it was Britain.
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Political Motives
The desire to get the Liberal Government re-elected.
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Moral Motives
The desire to help and do-good.
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Nationalist Motives
The desire to make Britain a stronger country.
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Socialism/Socialists
Socialists believed that industrialisation had made life better for the rich but worse for the poor. Marxists and some of the militant socialists believed that the only way this unfair system could be changed would be by an act of violent revolution.
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Self Help
A person should help themselves to avoid poverty and to get out of poverty.
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Primary Poverty
This is when people do not have the basic necessities of life.This means they do not have enough money to buy food, housing and clothes. People living like this are often said to be living 'below the poverty line'.
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Secondary Poverty
This is when people earn enough money to have the basic necessities.
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Political party that is often progressive.

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Liberals

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Make changes to something in order to improve it, typically political, social or economic institution or practice.

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The health, happiness and fortunes of a person or group. In this case it was Britain.

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The desire to get the Liberal Government re-elected.

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