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  • Climax Of The Liberal Social Reforms
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    In this essay I will show to what extent the Liberal Government of 1906 to 1914 set up a welfare state in Britain, why they were so concerned with the health of the nation, what reforms they introduced in order to improve the nation's health and why this was a period of major reform in Britain. A welfare state is a state with social services controlled or financed by the Government. These service aim to protect society's weakest members from the cradle to the grave. As Beveriage described it, a ...
  • Liberal Welfare Reforms
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    With what success did the Liberal Governments attempt to improve the quality of life of the working The 1906 election, and subsequent landslide victory for the Liberals, was the first step toward the introduction of a welfare state. The Conservatives who were in power up to 1906 had basically ignored the concept of social reform; this had led to them losing the worker's vote and had also led to a decline in the standards of living for the working class. The New Liberals argued for more governmen...
  • Old Age Pension Act
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    In December 1905 after the resignation of Balfour the Liberals returned to power and in the general election of 1906 the liberals being led by Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman won 377 seats giving them a massive majority of 84 over all other parties combined, the largest majority of the 20th century save the last labour victory. Ironically the election campaign had not been fought on the subject of social reform but mainly on the old issues of free trade, temperance reform and education. This libera...
  • Liberal Idea Of Natural Rights
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    Liberalism first came about in ancient Greece but was extended and developed in Western Europe from the 17th to the 20th century. The views of separation of powers, religious toleration, freedom of thought, and the belief in the future progress of humanity had their beginnings in France and were derived from the French philosophes such as Montesquieu. While the liberal idea of natural rights was brought to us by philosophe John Locke from England. Liberalism of that time extended some democratic...
  • New Liberalism Ideas
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    Factors Leading to the Social reforms in 1906-1911 in Britain To understand the factors that led to the introduction of liberal social reforms, it is perhaps essential we firstly have a firm understanding and knowledge of their origin. We must be aware of the social and economical status of Britain at the time and how this also helped shape and influence their introduction. Many Historians believe that several factors have helped in the culmination of these reforms and within this essay I will a...
  • Classical And Reform Liberal Ideologies
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    North American society has been changing in its social and economic spectrum's over the past two decades. In turn, the current political ideological viewpoints of liberalism have digressed toward those of John Locke and John Stuart Mill of the eighteenth century in order to compensate for these changes. Reform liberalism, the popular political ideology at that time, was insufficient to deal with the problems that were arising due to these social shifts. Society's recent turn toward classical lib...

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