Alfred Roberts Thesis Statement

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Lisette Marasigan
Ms. Jennifer Cook
British Literature
15 December 2014
Introduction Paragraph: Thesis statement: In an era when feminism was on the forefront of numerous controversial issues Margaret Thatcher rose to ultimately change the face of Britain’s political world. Born as Margaret Hilda Roberts on October 13, 1925 in a small town of Lincolnshire, England called Grantham to the proud parents of Alfred Roberts a local businessman and Beatrice Ethel along with a big sister, Muriel. Margaret gained her early education from the local grammar school, Grantham Girls’ High school, which played a part in getting her involved with politic as well as her father’s influences because he was a member of the town’s council for sixteen years
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It started when she won her first election and became the President of the Student Conservative Association at Oxford; she was able to meet helpful supporters at an early age that she would use later (Margaret Thatcher Foundation). After Oxford, she ran twice to be a Member of Parliament for a town in the outskirts of London in Dartford, Kent; did not even come close in both races but it made her the youngest woman to run in the country. In the 1952 Thatcher took a break from politics and trained to be a lawyer, who specialized in taxation. She tried to find other places in Parliament however; it was difficult at that time because of how the Conservatives felt about women with young children should not have a career. After years of trying she was chosen to be the Member of Parliament as Conservative candidate for Finchley in northern London on October 1959. She stayed a Member of Parliament up until she was made a member of the House of Lords in 1992 earning the title Baroness Thatcher. Just in two years Margaret Thatcher was given junior office in the administration of Harold Macmillan. Also, throughout 1964 to 1970 she was able to have a reputable place between the senior figures of the party, which she played as a shadow minister. Finally, when the Conservatives came back to office with the leadership of Edward Heath, Thatcher earned her spot in the cabinet as Education Secretary (Margaret Thatcher
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