Immigration in Britain (British Depth Study)

Part 1 of my British Depth study revision notes. 

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  • Immigration
    • First wave
      • Due to the second world war
      • Polish
      • Irish
    • Second wave
      • After the war
        • Helped to rebuild the economy
      • West Indies
      • Irish
    • Third wave
      • Late 1960's
      • Aisans
      • Mainly from Pakistan and India
    • Push factors
    • Pull factors
    • British Nationality Act
      • 1948
      • Gave British citizenship to British colonies
      • They could stay as long as they wanted
        • Gave British citizenship to British colonies
      • Immigrants would be welcomed
      • Employees looked beyond Europe
    • SS Windrush
      • 22nd June 1948
      • Bought 492 immigrants from colonies to Britain
    • Kenyan Asians
      • Kenya gained independence in 1963
      • Jomo  Kenyetta gave 100,000 people a choice
        • Become Kenyan or remain British
      • 1967 - government decided that non-Kenyans were foreigners and could only stay temporarily
    • Ugandans
      • Idi Amin condemned the Aisans
      • 60,000 had to be gone in 90 days
      • Asians  made Uganda prosper
      • Ugandans were jealous
    • Notting Hill Riots
      • 1958
      • White Teddy Boys launched an attack on black people
      • Due to the tension caused by white people believing the blacks took their jobs
    • Enoch Powell
      • Rivers of blood
        • Lost his place in parliament
        • Controversial speech
          • Said immigrants would soon be like them
            • Immigrants would overrun us
      • Controversial speech
        • Said immigrants would soon be like them
          • Immigrants would overrun us
    • Contribution to Britain
      • Culture/Religion
        • bought Muslim religion to British communities
        • Caribbean immigrants restored Christianity
        • 1970s - black footballers began to break through
      • Food
        • Introduced coffee bars and ice-cream parlours
        • 90% of Japanese immigrants went into restaurant trade
        • 1976 - 2,000 Indian restaurants
      • Economy
        • Many industries were saved by migrant workers
        • Immigrants worked for low wages
        • Asians became millionaires

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