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1

When was the end of the British Empire?

1945

2

In what decade was the need for collective responsibility as the class system became less rigid?

1945-55

3

When did the Labour Party come into power?

1945-55

4

When did social security payments for the unemployed begin?

1945-55

5

When did the NHS begin?

1948

6

When were public services nationalised? E.g. gas and electricity

1945-55

7

When was the end of WW2?

1945

8

When was a time of mass immigration from West Indies, India and Pakistan - SS Empire Windrush?

1945-55

9

What did SS Empire Windrush bring to the UK?

Nearly 500 Caribbeans - men who had fought for Britain

10

When did India gain independence and led to the partition of India and Pakistan?

1947

11

When was the UN formed to maintain world peace and an international dialogue?

1945-55

12

When did America enter WW2?

1941

13

In which decade was industrialisation and capitalism thriving in America?

1945-55

14

What did WW2 do for America?

Lifted it into prosperity
Established it as a ‘global superpower’

15

What was there a changing sense of national identity in the US in 1945-55?

Immigrants poured in such as the Irish and Polish communities. Also reinforced the notion of the American Dream

16

What happened to women following the end of WW2?

Some continued to work in manufacturing jobs and gained some independence outside the domestic home

17

Did WW2 have a unifying effect in America?

Yes, there was widespread patriotism and faith in America

18

What did America fear in 1945-55?

Communism. Seen to be at odds with American values of democracy, freedom and self-sufficiency

19

When did the Cold War start between the Soviet Union and the USA?

1945

20

What occurred as a result of the Cold War?

An undercurrent of xenophobia towards immigrants and anti-semitism

21

When was the contraceptive pill introduced in the UK?

1961

22

What did the introduction of the contraceptive pill create in the UK?

A sexual revolution and the notion of ‘free love’ without fear of pregnancy

23

When were abortion and homosexuality legalised in the UK?

1967

24

When did women strike over equal pay at Ford factory in Dagenham?

1968

25

When did the troubles begin in Northern Ireland?

1968

26

When was the British army sent to Northern Ireland to restore order?

1969

27

When did the Troubles last until?

The Good Friday agreement in 1998

28

Why was the influence of the Lost Generation in USA in 1955-60s?

Many young soldiers believed that fighting a ‘just war’ would create a new world based upon ethical principles. The lost generation didn’t experience post war patriotism. They saw social problems and the disregard for these issues.

29

When did the Civil Rights Movement begin?

1954

30

When was the emergence of the teenager and youth culture?

1955-60s