1979-1990 Margaret Thatcher Flashcards

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AS - Level History (Prime Ministers) Flashcards on 1979-1990 Margaret Thatcher Flashcards, created by Ben Blissett on 01/03/2017.

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How many seats majority did Thatcher have in the elections? 1979 - 43 1983 - 144 1987 - 102 1992 - 21
POLITICS (1979-1983) 1) Who were notable wets and dries in her first cabinet? 2) Who replaces Howe as Chancellor in 1983? POLITICS (1979-1983) 1) Dries: Geoffrey Howe (Chancellor) Wets: Jim Prior (Minister for Employment), Gilmore (Lord Privy Seal) 2) Nigel Lawson
POLITICS (1983-1990) 1) What reduced power of local governments, established under Heath, and when POLITICS (1983-1990) 1) The Local Governments Act of 1985
MINERS 1) When was secondary picketing made illegal? 2) How many pits were closed in 1984, following advice from the NCB in 1981? 3) How many were injured in the Battle of Orgreave, and in what year? MINERS 1) 1980 2) 20, but Scargill claimed there were plans to close 70 3) 123, in 1984
THE DOWNFALL OF THATCHER 1) What was the official name of the Poll Tax, and when was it introduced? 2) How much higher was inflation in 1990 than in 1980? 3) How many people attended a poll tax march in London? 4) What were the results of the first round of the leadership contest? THE DOWNFALL OF THATCHER 1) The Community Charge, introduced in 1990 2) 10.9% 3) 200,000 4) Thatcher got 204 votes, Hestletine got 152
ECONOMICS (1979-1983) 1) How much did Howe lower interest rates by in 1979? 2) What was the economic situation in 1980 3) What was the tax on NSO in 1983? 4) Result of the 1983 budget? ECONOMICS (1979-1983) 1) Standard rate 33% to 30% and the higher rate went from 83% to 60% 2) Stagflation, 2m unemployed 15% inflation 3) 20% windfall tax 4) 'Deindustrialisation of Britain' steel production dropped 30%
RIGHT TO BUY 1) What is the official name of the Right to Buy Scheme and when was it introduced? 2) What discounts did it offer? 3) How many people used the scheme? RIGHT TO BUY 1) The Housing Act of 1980 2) Between 33% and 50% off 3) 200k sold by 1982 and 1m by 1987
ECONOMICS (1983-1990) 1) What year were the following privatised: a) British Telecom b) British Gas c) British Steel 2) What happened to income tax in 1987 and 1988 ECONOMICS (1983-1990) 1) a) 1984 b) 1986 c) 1988 2) Basic rate of income tax fell from 29% to 27% in 1987 , and then again to 25% in 1988
THE FALKLANDS WAR 1) How many ships were sent? 2) Who resigns as foreign secretary and who takes their job? 3) How many Argentinians were killed on the Belgrano? THE FALKLANDS WAR 1) 100 2) Lord Carrington resigns and is replaced by Francis Pym 3) 320
NORTHERN IRELAND 1) What happened in 1981 2) When was the Brighton Bombing and how many people died 3) When was the Anglo-Irish Agreement signed? 4) What was Thatcher criticised of in 1988? NORTHERN IRELAND 1) Hunger Strike, MP Bobby Sands and 9 others died in prison 2) 1984, and 5 people died 3) 1985 4) 1988
LABOUR AND LIBERALS (1979-1983) 1) When did Callaghan resign and who took won the battle for the 'soul' of the party? 2) Who was the leader of the liberals? 3) Who were the leaders of the Liberal-SDP alliance in the 1983 election? LABOUR AND LIBERALS (1983-1990) 1) Callaghan resigned in 1980, and Michael Foot took over, instead of Denis Healey 2) David Steel, after Jeremy Thorpe in 1976 3) The two Davids: David Steel (Liberal) and David Owen (SDP)
THE RISE OF THE SDP (1979-1983) 1) When was the SDP founded and by who? 2) How did they leave Labour? 3) How many points behind Labour was the Liberal-SDP Alliance in the '83 election? THE RISE OF THE SDP (1979-1983) 1) 1981 by Roy Jenkins, Shirley Williams, David Owen and Bill Rogers (gang of four) 2) By issuing the Limehouse Declaration 3) 2% behind they got 25%, Labour got 27%
OPPOSITION PARTIES (1983-1990) 1) Who succeeded Foot in 1983? 2) What positions did Blair hold? 3) How many more seats did Labour win in 1987 than in 1983? OPPOSITION PARTIES (1983-1990) 1) Neil Kinnock 2) Shadow Trade Secretary, Shadow Energy Secretary and Shadow Secretary for Employment 3) 42
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