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Margaret Thatcher

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Rhea Mathew

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The First Female British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925. Childhood Thatcher worked very hard and was accepted into Oxford University Road to Success Margaret was born in Grantham, England. She was born to Alf and Beatrice Roberts. Her parents owned a grocery store and were more fortunate than most during depression. Her father was in the town council. She majored in Chemistry. She earned her degree in 1947. She loved Chemistry, but really wanted to become a politician like her father. She became the president of the Student Conservative Association. It was the first step to her political dream. She After college, she tried to pursue her dream. She ran for member of parliament for Dartfort in Kent, London. She did not win, but did not allow herself to get discouraged and began planning a career in law. Marriage and Children In Darthfort, she met Denis Thatcher at Paint Trades Federation function. He was a World War II retiree. They were married for 52 years. In 1952, Margaret Thatcher began her education to be a lawyer. The next year, she gave birth to Carol and Mark. This did not set her back in her law education. By 1953, Margaret finished law school. How did she become first female prime minister? Who did she marry? Did she have any children? It was not long before the conservatives came into power. Thatcher became the secretary of state of math and science. She disliked this job because Prime Minister Edward Heath (below) did not value her opinion. The conservatives lost power yet again. At this time, Margaret Thatcher climbed up the ranks and became president. She was part of the shadow cabinet, or the people who would be ruling when the party was in power. After many tries, she finally became a conservative for Finchley, London. Soon enough she became the youngest female member of parliament. (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr In May of 1979, she became the first female prime minister of Britain. (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr It was too late, Denis Thatcher died on June 26, 2003 at 88. Margaret Thatcher was left widowed and alone What happened to Denis Thatcher? In 2003, while visiting Mark,his son, in South Africa, Denis Thatcher became breathless and it was difficult for him to function. Why was Margaret Thatcher called the Iron Lady? Margaret Thatcher Famous Quotes. "Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word."
This quote is said by Thatcher after Britain and the United States win the Faulkland wars. This quote is obviously something that Thatcher strongly believes in, because she never gave up her dream in politics. "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police. "
This quote shows Thatcher's view on politics and economy. Being called the "Iron Lady" was a name given to Margaret Thatcher for her style of politics. She was a good leader who positively impacted Britain through rigorous change. Thatcher became Prime Minister at a time when the British economy was in a recession. Thatcher lowered Britain's income tax rates in order to promote the privatization of businesses. She used higher interest rates to enforce stock investment. Beside this is a picture of Thatcher after she reduced inflation. Thatcher also got rid of trade unions by evening out the number of employers and workers. Thatcher came back for three terms and was considered a good universal leader when she agreed to fight the Falklands war. Margaret Thatcher was prime minister from 1979 to 1990. After her time in power she became part of the house of lords. In 2002, Thatcher had a mild stroke which was followed by a few more. Doctors told Thatcher that she should probably not give speeches anymore. Today, Thatcher has been diagnosed with dementia. Thatcher was such an influential and important part in bringing Britain's economy back, that there is a movie about her life. Even though Margaret Thatcher is frail and ill today, her message and political ideas will live on forever. Margaret's style and form of politics was known as Thatcherism. Many people have argued against Thatcher as well by saying that she only helped the wealthly become more powerful. When he went to the doctor, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and fluid filled lungs.
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