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Jasmine Harris

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"The Elizabeth Poor Law." Web log post. The 1601 Elizabeth Poor Law. Ed. Marji D. Bloy. Marji D Bloy, 12 Nov. 2002. Web. 5 Nov. 2013.I found out that the Elizabeth Poor Law was created in 1601(the day the law was passed). Their were also Christians who were apart of the law.
"Poor Law Records For Family Historians." Web log post. Poor Law Records For Family Historians. Ed. Simon B. Fowlet. Lancashire, Bury, 6 May 2011. Web. 1 Nov. 2013.The Poor Law Records For Family Historians website helped me understand about the people that was there at the time, and what they did.
Wales, Jimmy A., and Larry A. Sanger. "Act For The Relief Of The Poor Law 1601." Web log post. Acts For The Relief Of The Poor Law 1601. Jimmy Wales, 15 Jan. 2001. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.The website taught me the acts for the relief of the poor law in 1601. It also showed the reasons and how it was leading to the american revolution.
Willus, Mary A. "The Elizabethan Poor Laws." Web log post. The Elizabethan Poor Laws. Mary Abigail Willus, 6 Aug. 2003. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.I learned that The Elizabethan Poor Laws were passed as a response to the increasing number of poor in Great Britain. Also that By this act, two or more "substantial householders" were to be yearly nominated by the justices of the peace to serve as overseers of the poor in each parish.
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Bury, Lancashire G. "Poor Law Records For Family Historians." Web log post. Poor Law Records For Family Historians. Ed. Simon B. Fowlet. Lancashire, Bury, 6 May 2011. Web. 1 Nov. 2013.
Xlander, Heather B. "Elizabeth Poor Laws." Web log post. Linfield Under The Elizabeth Poor Laws. Heather Backer Xlander, 14 Oct. 2007. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.In 1598 and 1601 legislation was passed which drew together the best of previous laws dealing with the relief of the poor. Under the 1601 Poor Law Act two to four men from the parish, generally tradesmen, were appointed as Overseers, with responsibility for collecting the Poor Rate and distributing the funds among the poor.
Yulonda, Destiny N. "The Old Poor Law of 1601." Web log post. The Old Poor Law. Destiny Yulonda, 7 July 2004. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.The Elizabethan Poor Law of 1601 is examined as the foundation framework for American social welfare. Current policy still reflects aspects of the Elizabethan Poor Law despite our contemporary government’s radically different involvement in social welfare.
Ylanck, Britney G. "Poor Laws-1601-." Web log post. Elizabeth Poor Law of 1601. Britney Gonzalez Ylanck, 10 Oct. 2011. Web. 16 Nov. 2013.The point of the law was to provide some sort of minimal welfare for people who had lost their livelihood. Justices of the Peace were empowered to appoint overseers of the poor in every parish, to collect the poor rate, and arrange for the binding of poor children as apprentices to learn a trade.
Zanaya, Cheyene O. "The 1601 Elizabethan Poor Law." Web log post. The 1601 Elizabethan Poor Law. Cheyene Oneal Zanaya, 12 Nov. 2002. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.The first compulsory local poor law tax was imposed making the alleviation of poverty a local responsibility. The idea of a deterrent workhouse was first suggested although nothing was done at this point
Zendaya, Dominic D. "Elizabeth Poor Laws." Web log post. N.p., n.d. Web.Part of the 1601 Law said that poor parents and children were responsible for each other, so elderly parents were expected to live with their children for example. However, everyone in need was looked after at the expense of the parish, which was the basic unit of poor law administration.
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