Changes in British society questions

A few 24 mark practise questions on changes in British societyand a suggested key argument

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The changes in fashion and popular music in the 60s only affected a minority of the population. Agree/disagree (24 marks)
Key argument: many people, especially the young took up the new looks that were being seen through the fashion and music revolutions of the 60s, but the extent and outrageousness of the new music and fashions has been greatly over exaggerated.
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'Mass ownership of televisions was the main cause of cultural change in Britain in the 1960s' Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement (24 marks) Key argument: mass ownership helped spread the cultural change in Britain and aided certai
Key argument: mass ownership helped spread the cultural change in Britain and aided certain changes, however many of the key examples used to highlight how important TV was, such as new television programs, were in actual fact a result of a social c
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'Economic prosperity had a major impact on all sections of British society in the years 1959 to 1964'. Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement (24 marks)
Key argument: economic prosperity didn't affect every person in Britain and didn't ensure social, racial and gender equality.
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'The growth of car ownership was the most important cause of social change in Britain in the 1960s. Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement (24 marks)
Key argument: mass car ownership, although it helped the spread of social change as people were more likely to go abroad and experience different cultures was not a main cause in the social change of Britain in the 1960s.
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'Affluence was the chief cause of social change in Britain in the 1960s' Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement (24 marks)
Key argument: affluence was the chief cause of social change as without people being able to spend more money on these new trends that were emerging, the trends would have disappeared, although an increase in leisure time also had a key role to play
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'The sixties were a time of confrontation and rebellion'. Explain why you agree or disagree with this view (24 marks)
Key argument: Arguably, yes it was, as many student sit ins and demonstrations occurred, although in comparison to other countries such as France and the US, the rebellion that Britain saw was minimal.
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'The liberalising legislation of the Labour governments of 1964-70 transformed British society' Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement (24 marks)
Key argument: To a large extent, the liberalising legislation did transform British society as they allowed thing such as abortion and divorce, making a big change to society, however their impact wasn't as large as the government first thought it wo
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'A growth I the number of holidays taken abroad had little impact on British culture in the 1960s.' Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement (24 marks)
Key argument: Although holidays abroad allowed British people to experience new cultures and have higher ambitions, there were more important factors in the change in British culture.
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'Mass ownership of televisions was the main cause of cultural change in Britain in the 1960s' Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement (24 marks) Key argument: mass ownership helped spread the cultural change in Britain and aided certai

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Key argument: mass ownership helped spread the cultural change in Britain and aided certain changes, however many of the key examples used to highlight how important TV was, such as new television programs, were in actual fact a result of a social c

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'Economic prosperity had a major impact on all sections of British society in the years 1959 to 1964'. Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement (24 marks)

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'The growth of car ownership was the most important cause of social change in Britain in the 1960s. Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement (24 marks)

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'Affluence was the chief cause of social change in Britain in the 1960s' Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement (24 marks)

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