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1 From Cradle to Grave Intermediate Two Exam Questions

2 Source A is from a memory of a family in Springburn, Glasgow in the early twentieth century. Source A I had an uncle who was unemployed in the depression. And hed five kids. He had to walk from Anderston to Barnhill, rain, hail or snow, to chop wood all day for 5/- (25p) per week. If he was sick and he couldnt go he got nothing. The kids got nothing. Source B is from a speech by Lloyd George, a leading Liberal MP in Source B What are some of the causes of poverty? There is the fact that a mans earnings are not enough to maintain himself and his family. There is the inability to obtain employment for economic reasons. Ther is the inability of men to work owing to sickness, old age or lack of physical stamina or vitality. Then there is the most fertile cause of all – a mans own habits such as drinking and gambling. 1.How far do Sources A and B agree about the causes of poverty in the early twentieth century? 4 marks

3 Source C explains the need for the Liberal reforms Source C The first reform passed by the Liberal Government was the provision of school meals for children. The Boer War and the poor condition of many recruits led politicians to act. The children were the soldiers of the future. The need for a healthy workforce also led to the medical inspection of children. Pressure for old age pensions came from a number of places. Most people thought pension payments to the elderly were a good idea. New Zealand and Germany had already introduced pensions. 2. Why did the Liberals introduce reforms for children and the elderly? (Use Source C and recall.) 5 marks

4 3. Describe the changes made by the Labour Government after 1945 to create a welfare state. 5 marks


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