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Born October 12, 1925
Daughter of a grocer Education
Attended Oxford University
Graduated Masters degree Chemistry 1947
Studied Law - became Barrister 1954 Political Involvement
Gave first political speech at age 20
Held offices at Oxford Margaret Thatcher Biography Political Career
Held several different British national offices
1959 - won seat in House of Commons
1970 - Appointed Secretary of State for Education and Science
1979 - Appointed first female Prime Minister
1979-1990 - Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher's Changes in Britain Social Policy Changes Privatized state-owned industries
Privatized state-owned utilities
Reformed trade unions
Margaret Thatcher's Changes in Britain Economic changes Initially raised interest rates to control inflation
Later lowered interest rates
Succeeded in reducing inflation
Revived the British Economy
Margaret Thatcher's International Influence Cold War Strengthened Western Alliance against Soviets
Had close relationship with US President Reagan
Developed good rapport with Soviet leader Mikael Gorbachev
Vital link between US and Russia and halting arms race in 1980s and ending Cold War
Nicknamed "Iron Lady" by Soviet press for her strength
Margaret Thatcher's International Influence Falkland Islands Argentine Juntas invaded Falkland Islands April 1982
Diplomatic solution involving other countries failed
British military action decisively regained control of Falklands in June 1982
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by Caleb Campbell