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1

In 1912, how was british society?

divided by the class system and wealth

2

What party was newly formed in 1906 to represent the interests of the working class?

The Labour Party

3

Why were charities like Sybils important?

there wasn't as much government help then as there is now

4

What happened in 1914?

world war 1

5

How were women treated in 1912?

they didn't have as many rights as they do today, they couldn't vote and their lives were controlled by their husbands and families

6

By 1945 what had changed?

All men and women over 21 could vote
Still conflict between workers and businesses

7

When did Priestly write the play?

during the second world war

8

During ww11, what was society like?

Classes fought among each other
Made people question Britain social structure

9

What is Socialism?

wants equal sharing of wealth and power

10

What is Capitalism?

favours private ownership and wealth = generally for wealthy people

11

What shows that people's ideas were changing after the second world war?

Labour party won the general election and they improved the welfare system by creating the NHS