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Was there a Moral Revolution in PostWar Britain?
A top-down approach which focuses on the legislation, moral concerns and public
events of the sixties typically associated with permissiveness and development of
moral degeneration.

MURDER (ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY) ACT 1965
The legislation did not reflect any sea change in public…

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LONE PARENT HOUSEHOLDS
The BBC Television Play `Cathy Come Home' 1966, cited as the UK's most influential TV program
of all time, was watched by twelve million viewers on its first broadcast and raised high profile
attention over the plight of disintegrating families due to impoverishment.
Yet whilst the percentage…

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It failed to stop arrests, with 30,000 gay and bisexual men convicted between 1967 and 2003
for behaviour that would have been legitimate if their partner had been female.

ABORTION ACT 1967 & THE AVAILABILITY OF THE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL
The Abortion Act 1967 did not allow absolute free access to…

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The stronghold of Christianity had weakened dramatically, but conservative attitudes and
morals were stronger than ever in regards to retributive justice and marriage.
The students that `revolted' were few and far between, and only affected the demographic of
their concerning universities.
A clear moral revolution in the discussion and commercialism…

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