Britain Transformed 1918-97 Essay:Watch
^^ any ideas on what to include?
I included Second World War, Beveridge Report, the 1918 Representation of the People Act & 1928 Parliamentary Reform Act and then the baby boom of the 1960s:')
'How far do you agree that the welfare state was increasingly challenged 1964-79 because the post-war system of welfare provision was not fit for purpose?'
Ww1 para - not enough political will not as many died in this war compared to number 2 also need welfare not priority still felt that people were undeserving
Hungry 30s - people did not want to return but this didn’t change as north south divide those who weren’t affected by the depression didn’t vote for change as they couldn’t see how bad living standards got but did help as a driving factor for the need for change
Beveridge para - blue print idea of a utopia of better society people wanted to build a egalitarian society as a result of the sacrifices of war - talk about 5 giants and how most people were affected by this - also talk about sense of globalisation and competing Britain was behind
Conclusion- do a dependcy factor to access top marks it was the war that brought the change but the beveridge report gave confidence in that the change was possible