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self help

a belief in the importance of peoples own abilities and determination to help themselves become successful

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old poor law

1601

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Why was the old poor law passed?

-by passing this legislation, the government recognised the potential danger of excessive poverty and therefore sought to address the issue before it threatened society at large

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what did the poor law act in 1601 show?

evidence of the commitment by the government to address the issue of poverty

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What was the issue with poor relief under the Poor law act of 1601?

-anyone seeking poor relief were sent to back to the parish of their birth to receive this support and by the end of the 18th century, this system was under pressure because of the growth In population, which as a result placed greater strain on the parishes to meet the demand for support