The Iron lady - Magaret Thatcher

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Published on October 21, 2016

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1. T H A T C H E RT H E I R O N L A D Y M A R G A R E T

2. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” -Margaret Thatcher-

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4. Margaret Hilda Roberts (13th Oct 1925~8th Apr 2013) Europe’s 1st Female Prime Minister. AKA Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven Margaret Thatcher Margaret Roberts Baroness Thatcher Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK; died in London, UK. Longest serving British PM (11yrs) for over 150 years. B I O G R A P H Y

5. E A R L Y L I F E Daughter of a local grocer. Studied Chemistry in Oxford University. Worked as a research chemist. Married to Sir Denis Thatcher & has a pair of twins.

6. Introduced Margaret to conservative politics. Margaret served as the president of Conservative Association during University. I N F L U E N C E S The Roberts Family.(From right to left: Muriel Roberts, Alfred Roberts, Beatrice Roberts, & Margaret Roberts (Margaret Thatcher)). Alfred Roberts(Margaret’s Father) was a member of the town council & the Mayor of Grantham.

7. P O L I T I C L I F E In May 1979, Thatcher made history as she became Britain’s first female prime minister. After graduates, she made her first bid for public office. In 1950 elections, she ran as the conservative candidate for Dartford parliamentary seat, yet she failed, and also for the next year. She stopped and married Sir Denis, and pursued her study in law in 1952. Finally in 1959, she won a seat in the House of Commons represent Finchley. Thatcher was appointed parliamentary under secretary for pensions and national insurance. Then, secretary of state for education and science. She was elected as the leader of Conservative Party in 1975. Became the first woman served as the opposition leader in the House of Commons.

8. T R A I T S ( L E A D E R S H I P S T Y L E ) Autocratic Leadership: • Clear direction • Authority and power • Keep strict, close control over followers Transactional Leadership: • Strong Relationship Building Charismatic Leadership: • Confident • Strong vision • Able to impose charismatic personal authority

9. A C H I E V E M E N T S Right-to- Buy Scheme The Falklands War The End of the Cold War Supply Side Reform & Entreprenue rship Foreign Investment Defeat of the Trade Unions Privatization s & Share Ownership Thatcherism Accelerated the evolution of the British economy from statism to liberalism

10. 14th of June 1982: Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands surrender. Led Britain in the Falklands War In 1982, when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, Thatcher responded aggressively, authorizing the sinking of an Argentine cruiser in which more than 300 Argentine sailors died. After Argentina surrendered, Thatcher declared that Britain then had a “new spirit” of strength and her popularity at home soared. “Things cannot be the same again,” she said at the time. “For we have learned something about ourselves . . . a lesson which we desperately needed to learn. When we started out, there were the waverers and the faint-hearts. The people who thought that Britain could no longer seize the initiative for herself.” A C H I E V E M E N T S

11. Helps to end the Cold War Her diplomacy and friendship with Gorbachev combined with her influence over President Reagan that meant talks were started to end the Cold War. Therefore, not only did she save Britain from becoming a third-world satellite state of the Soviet Union, together with Reagan she hastened the end of the Soviet Empire without starting any actual wars and helped to promote new thinking in the Kremlin. A C H I E V E M E N T S

12. Created the Thatcherism Economic: • Free market • Small state • Privatisation Social: • Anti-gay rights • Patriotism • Anti-immigration • “Victorian values” A C H I E V E M E N T S

13. R E F E R E N C E S Paul Owen (2013) - The life of Margaret Thatcher – timeline – – retrieved by 2016/4/17 from Kelsey Lucas (2013) - TIMELINE: Margaret Thatcher’s Remarkable Life in Pictures – – retrieved by 2016/4/17 from Margaret Thatcher's timeline: From Grantham to the House of Lords, via Arthur Scargill and the Falklands War (2013) – – retrieved by 2016/4/17 from scargill-and-the-8564555.html VI-AN NGUNYEN (2013) - 5 Ways Margaret Thatcher Changed History – - retrieved by 2016/4/17 from Jonathan Lea (2013) - Margaret Thatcher’s Greatest Achievements – - retrieved by 2016/4/17 from Grandlogistics (2011) – Sea Harries and the Harries in the Falklands War – – retrieved by 2016/4/19 from

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