Margaret Thatcher as Margaret Hilda Roberts was born October 13, 1925 in Grantham, England to Alfred Roberts, a grocer, preacher, and local mayor, and Beatrice Ethel. She, along with her younger sister, Muriel, spent most of their childhood in Grantham, helping with their father’s grocery business. Margaret’s father was active in local politics and brought up Margaret and Muriel as strict Methodists. He became Mayor of Grantham in 1945, but lost his position as alderman in 1952, when the Labor Party came into power. Margaret won a scholarship to Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, where she was head girl for the academic year 1942-1943. Her school reports showed academic consistency and brilliance in many extracurricular activities. In …show more content…
In 1970, Margaret Thatcher, as the Minister for Education, encouraged an increase in the education budget and the creation of more schools. However, her tryst with infamy began when she earned the title ‘Thatcher, the Milk Snatcher’ when she abolished a scheme providing free milk to primary school children during school hours. Margaret attracted a lot of negative publicity for her impetuous actions. Due to frustration with then Prime Minister Edward Heath and his contrasting ideas, she ironically announced, “I don’t think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime” in 1973. On October 12, 1984 the Irish Republican Army planted a bomb in the hotel Thatcher was staying at in an attempt to assassinate her. In 1974, the Conservative Party lost their power and Margaret soon became a dominant extortion in her political field. She was elected as leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, victoriously beating Edward Heath and became the first woman to serve as the opposition leader in the House of Commons, succeeding 130 votes against 119. Thatcher was finally appointed as the Prime Minister on May 4, 1979, defeating the opposition party which was unpopular and separated. In 1979, Britain’s economy was in a critical financial crisis and Thatcher’s first term in office saw her adopting a new economic approach known as ‘Monetarism’.During this
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“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Sanger was against abortion she believed it was an evil practice they did on women. Margret Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term "birth control", opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into what is today our go to clinic Planned Parenthood. After Margaret the world has increased its health recognition, for women, made contraceptives and protection a choice for all humans, last she introduced family change.
Sanger was born on September 14, 1879, in Corning, New York, with the name of Margaret Higgins. From the very beginning Margaret Sanger was against large family households. She grew up in a very immense family of eleven siblings with her very religious mother, Anne Higgins, who was a hard working woman who pushed young Sanger into the Roman Catholic religion and her free minded father, Michael Higgins, who worked as a stonemason and put his best efforts in his family but would much rather talk about politics and drink. Margaret would only follow in her father’s footsteps wanting to speak of politics nevertheless she did strive for the strength of belief in something greater than herself. She could only imagine, although she knew somehow she was going to impact the world. Sanger attended St.mary's grade school in
Margaret Louise Higgins, who later became Margaret Higgins Sange, was born on September 14, 1879 In Corning, New York. She was a birth control activist,nurse, and sex educator. Margaret’s parents were Michael Hennessey Higgins, an Irish stonemason and Anna Purcell a catholic Irish-American. Margaret’s mother Anne and her family immigrated to canada when she was young. Margaret’s father Michael moved to America and enlisted into the US army during the Civil War at the age of15. Margaret’s father was also a catholic turned atheist and also an activist for woman’s suffrage. Anne Higgins went through 18 pregnancies and only 11 of her children were born alive. Margaret was the sixth child of eleven. She spent a lot of her childhood years helping with household chores and also had the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings.
Margaret Sanger, a New York and an active feminist, led the fight for contraceptives, which are methods or devices to prevent pregnancy. Sanger, whose mother at a young age because she had birthed eleven children, helped shape her into a very individualistic and assertive woman. She was a part of the Socialist party, while studying to be a nurse, and starting a family of her own. In 1912, she began to work in the slums with the poor immigrant women who lived there. Her experience in the slums with these women, helped shaped her strong opinion on why women should be in control of childbearing. This was not the only thing that shaped it, but helped further her outlook after she was a witness to her own mother’s death. Her final call to action though was the ghastly stories of self-induced abortions and the tales of more than horrific pregnancies.
Margaret Sanger, a birth control activist. Born on September 14, 1879 Sanger was one of eleven children born (National Women’s History Museum). Other than the children born, Sanger’s mother had seven miscarriages (National Women’s History Museum). Sanger’s family lived in poverty as Sanger’s father preferred to drink and talk politics than keep a steady job (National Women’s History Museum). When Sanger was 19 Sanger’s mother died of Tuberculosis (National Women’s History Museum). Over
One of popularized women’s health advocates was Margaret Higgins Sanger. Margaret Higgins Sanger was born on September 14, 1879 and died September 6, 1966. She was one of eleven children and lost her mother at an early age. Sanger believed that due to her mother’s numerous pregnancies, this contributed to her early death by taking a toll on her mother's health.
Shortly after moving to New York City with her husband in 1910, Margaret joined the Women’s Committee of New York Socialist Party as well as the Liberal Club, becoming a big supporter of the industrial workers of the world union. As a big advocate, Margaret was known to have supported and been involved in several of the unions strikes.
Margaret Sanger was born on September 14th, 1879 to Anne Purcell Higgins and Michael Hennessy Higgins. Anne Higgins had been pregnant 18 times but had only given birth to 11 children, She was a devout Roman Catholic. She died a tragic death of tuberculosis when she was just 50 years old. Although many people attribute Margaret Sanger’s support of birth control to her mother’s many unwanted pregnancies, Margaret Sanger was largely influenced by her father, Michael Higgins. He was an activist for women’s suffrage. he believed women deserved to have more than just child-rearing and housekeeping in their lives. He was a freethinking atheist who strongly supported free public education. He earned his living carving marble. Margaret heard these beliefs growing up and they inspired her to change a woman’s place in the world.
Margaret Sanger was born September 14, 1879 in Corning, New York. She moved to Greenwich, Village in 1910 where she started promoting Women’s Rights to Birth Control. In 1911 she became heavily influenced and moved to New York City where she joined and participated in radical groups and became a socialist, labor activist, and anarchist. She published her first paper which was “The Women Rebel and provided information on birth control and issues that were going on in the world. Margaret opened her first Birth Control clinic in 1916 which was located in Brownsville, New York. But, the clinic didn’t last for only a month because she was charged with public nuisance and was sentenced thirty days in prison. But, that didn’t stopped Sanger from
Margaret Sanger was born in Corning, New York on September 14, 1879  as Margaret Louise Higgins.  Her father, Michael Higgins, originally studied phrenology and other medical practices, but eventually moved to being a stone cutter. Her mother, Anne Higgins, was born in Ireland, and her family moved to Canada during the Potato Famine. In 1869 Michael married Anne and she went through 18 pregnancies, only 11 of which lived.  Margaret was the sixth child in this long line and spent her time doing chores and looking after the younger children. Her older two older sisters supported her when she started attending school at Claverack College and Hudson River Institute.  When her mother was 50 years old, she passed away and Margaret blamed her mother 's frequent childbearing and poverty for her death. At the age of 21, Margaret started taking classes at the White Plains Hospital as a nurse probationer. Not even two years later, in 1902, she married William Sanger and quit her schooling. Later in 1913, Margaret and William filed for divorce but it wasn’t finalized until 1921.  She went on to marry Noah Slee in 1922.
A political factor that influenced Sanger during her birth control movement was the Comstock Laws. Comstock Laws were put in place by Anthony Comstock, a congressman who wanted to put a ban on spreading pornography through the U.S mail (Wardell, 1980, pg. 738). He soon broadened what the Comstock laws covered, to make it illegal to ship anything through the mail that had to do with contraceptives, even information. This was a constant battle for Sanger and she was arrested many times throughout her lifetime for breaking the Comstock laws. Margaret finally had her biggest victory over the Comstock laws in 1936 when she won in the case of U.S v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries. This ruling didn’t officially rule the Comstock Laws unconstitutional, but it did rule that contraceptives and information regarding them could be shared through the mail, a huge accomplishment for Sanger (Knowles, 2009, pg.8).
Her economic policies were another success for Thatcher’s regime. Thatcher’s policies were monumental changes for Britain. Privatisation and deregulation were famous changes implemented by Thatcher. The policy of Privatisation has been called "a crucial ingredient of Thatcherism". After the 1983 election the sale of state utilities accelerated; more than £29 billion was raised from the sale of nationalised industries, and another £18 billion from the sale of council houses. The process of privatisation, especially the preparation of nationalised industries for privatisation, was associated with marked improvements in performance, particularly in terms of labour productivity. Some of the privatised industries including gas, water, and electricity, were natural monopolies for which privatisation involved little increase in competition. The privatisation allowed people to become more involved in the buying of shares in companies. Although this did not work as well as Thatcher would have hoped as many of the richer part of society bought as many shares at they could. Many people denounced this policy as an Elitist policy. The privatisation of public companies was combined with financial deregulation in an attempt to encourage economic growth. Geoffrey Howe Thatcher’s Chancellor of the
Throughout history, the words of men have become immortalized and burned into the brains of all of humanity. However, the role of women has been drastically underplayed and suppressed as men strove for supremacy. When considering who I personally admire most out all the people who have spanned the globe for centuries, I find my mind immediately drawn to Margret Thatcher, the Iron Lady. She not only broke through the bonds of a male dominated government, but she paved the way for women throughout the world. Through grace, determination, and wit, Margret Thatcher became one of the modern world’s most influential
Born: 13 October 1925 in the United Kingdom Died: 8 April 2013 Buried: 28 September 2013 Introduction Margaret Thatcher was the longest serving British prime minister in 150 years. She was the first woman to be a British Prime Minister. Thatcher had two main nicknames Maggie and Iron Lady. She gave a very powerful speech in 1976 which won her electives. Margaret Thatcher was significant because she became a hero to many people as she sent British soldiers to defend the Falklands.
She called for stricter accountability of public funds and believed government was mishandling revenues. Government assistance to many would need to be reduced in order to be fiscally responsible. She was guided by her moral convictions established as a child in the Methodist Church (Blundell, 2008). Margaret Thatcher became a strong, passionate and influential politician in Parliament, inspiring other women to pursue politics and positioning herself as an eventual ally (Baldwin, Kiviniem, & Snyder, 2009) with the United States in the ideological struggle during the Cold War.