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1951- 1964
Race appeared to be a great problem for society in this period,
give evidence.
1948: British Nationality Act- this allowed people from the commonwealth to
move to the UK with no barriers. Newcomers had full rights of British citizenship,
which further stimulated emigration from…

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issue and stir up racial hatred by printing thousands of leaflets.
However, this had very little electoral impact, so the British people were not as
politically affected by this issue.

Examples of Race Riots.
The Notting Hill Race Riots, 1958
Racially motivated, started a day earlier…

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Edward Boyle, minister of education 1962-1964, pushed for the abolition of the '11
plus' and the provision of better education for all children.

Was Britain a fair society?
The case of Alan Turing
Part of the team that cracked the Enigma Code during ww2. Christmas Eve…

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· The creation of welfare state under Attlee and its acceptance by the Conservatives
after 1951 were an acknowledgement that the well-being of the whole population was
a matter of national concern.

· The growing affluence of Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, the spread of…

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of poverty which left those who did not share in the general prosperity embittered and
alienated.
The teenagers and 20 year olds of the 1960s were the first generation to have
not lived through the grim times of the depression and the Second World War. They…

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1964- 1979
What was the impact of industrial disputes on society?
By the 1970s the nature of strike action had changed. Union leaders were no
longer in control e.g. Wildcat strikes, collective bargaining, replaced by a sharp increase
in working days lost. Workers were becoming politically…

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prosecuted.
However, did not apply to the army or police.

How did the influx of Kenyan and Ugandan Asians cause social
problems?
Fleeing black majority in new independent Kenya were told they were always
welcome in the UK. TV images provoked fear, as more than 100,000…

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Divorce women no longer left penniless, the wife's contribution to marriage
would now be recognised. This was supported by Feminists, and led to a fairer society.
The Abortion Act
Legal termination if two doctors certified that there was a serious risk to the
physical or mental…

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1979- 1990
Why was there social unrest in Thatcher's first government?
There were poor job prospects in the deprived inner-city areas, alienation of
young black people who felt they were discriminated against by the authorities,
particularly the police. There was high incidence of unemployment among school…

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What did Thatcher do, in terms of status of women?
Feminists pointed out how Thatcher was unwilling to support female causes,
leading her to be called 'a woman but not a sister'. In 11 years she only appointed one
woman to her cabinet, Linda Chalker. She…

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