The housing market also plummeted leading to negative equity, which the majority of the working class could not afford resulting in the repossession of their houses combined with the drastic increase in unemployment Britain was in a mess. However Major did have some success, he abolished poll tax, which was very popular among the public, he increased spending on the NHS and introduced transport subsides to keep travel fares low.
When a city suffers an industrial decline, there is often a rise in unemployment, and there will also be a lot of derelict and unused land left behind. This has been the case in many northern cities, such as Manchester. This could be compared to how Manchester has 25% of very high household deprivation, and only 5% of very low levels of household deprivation, because Manchester also suffered industrial decline. This therefore shows that cities
Wrong! Studies show that, although job satisfaction is generally high in the UK, overwork is a huge cause of myriad health problems such as high blood pressure, stress and depression. So it seems that we find working overtime about as enjoyable as picnic in the rain. This crazy situation makes about as much sense to me as a bicycle made for a goldfish. Compared to thirty years ago, our society is much richer.
The 1920s were not such a positive time period in the US history. What made the 20s negative was farmers’ hardships, the overuse of credit, and re-rise of the KKK. American farmers were able to make profits during WWI because demand for war products was high. After the war, when everything returned to normal, demand for farm products also fell. Farms and factories that were prosperous during the war now faced difficulties to sell their products.
America in the 1920s until Modern Times The way modern America has come to be from the 1920s until today is because of the changes that have happened through the years. We have been stricken by the horrible wars that have put us in debt as well as the depression. But surely American has seen its share of happy times, including the time after WWII. But what has truly shaped modern America is the technology the flourished throughout the years. We have been given the privilege of being able to use telephones, computers, internet, etc.
By 1946, unemployment was reduced to 2.5% and this was in spite of huge post war problems such as shortages of raw materials and massive war debts. One way in which the government kept almost full employment was through nationalisation where the government took control of certain industries such as iron and steel production. Under this managed economy the government could use tax to keep an industry afloat even if it faced economic difficulties. This is a controversial topic as it was unclear how significant nationalisation was in creating jobs. Above all the Marshall plan was created as an initiative to provide massive loans for post war reconstruction and both the unemployment benefit and the massive rebuilding programme helped relieve idleness.
Numerous reasons induced this popular change including being that the Conservatives had adopted some unpopular policies in the 1930s in addition to their weak election campaign. However, the most significant reason was that the Labour Party caught the mood of the country as they encouraged ideas of a new world order and to increase the quality of life for the country after World War II. At this current time, proceeding with this idea was the most important need for Britain thus new found popularity for the Labour Party. During the 1930s, Britain suffered hugely from The Depression and the outcome was the high unemployment rates and overall great suffering that people all over the country experienced. Although some parts of the country, and some industries, fared better than others including some areas in the Home Counties while communities in the South West Wales experienced mass unemployment and poverty.
In the 1930s, Chamberlain was hugely popular and Churchill had been unnoticed. 8. The experience of life in Britain during the Great Depression was widely different according to where you lived, what class you belonged to and whether you had a job. 9. The ‘two Nations’ of Britain in the 1930s were for some the time of the great slump, poverty and the government letting the misery continuing.
The economy was just recovering from the great Depression. Politics was one of the main reasons why WWII started. In the 1940’s the society was very different from our own. Not a lot of technological advances were made but the war had an immense impact on people’s lives. The youth culture had declined during the Great Depression, but then in 1945 it reemerged.
They produced many new jobs with the need for new roads since the American landscape was drastically expanding. Advertisements not only made businesses prosper but gave people actual helpful information, such as the idea of keeping a much better personal hygiene being better for your health. Alternating electrical current increased energy efficiency tenfold compared to direct current since people could actually turn off their electricity. However, the Installment Plan created a country-wide idea that you could now buy what you really can’t afford and that made a lot of debt which eventually made the stock market crash leading to the Great Depression. Although there was a blotch on the great economic image of the twenties, the bigger smudge was on the cultural rifts that