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  1. GREAT BRITAIN By Nick Causey, Nick Soper, AmapreetKaur, NavyaJaikumar

  2. David Lloyd George

  3. Rise to Power • Born on January 17th, 1863 • Trained to become a lawyer • Opened own practice • Learned the art of public speaking • Registered as a Liberal and eventually made his way into the House of Commons

  4. Leadership • War Minister during WWI • Prime Minister • Attended “Big Three” • Ordered surge of military men to end war quickly… • Originally Liberal, turned Conservative in order to throw incompetent leader out during WWI (Herbert Asquith)

  5. Death • David Lloyd George died on March 26th, 1945

  6. Legacy • We know that he sided with the French leader during the Versailles Peace Conference • The final Treaty looked very little like Wilson’s Fourteen Points • This complete humiliation of Germany led to a poisoned global atmosphere

  7. Stanley Baldwin

  8. Rise to Power • October 1922 he organized plot that threw Lloyd George out • Conservative

  9. Leadership • Junior Lord of Treasury • Financial Secretary to the Treasury • President of the Board of Trade • Appointed Chancellor of Exchequer

  10. Death • He died December 14th, 1947

  11. Legacy • Pacifistic views left Britain grossly unprepared for war against Germany

  12. Neville Chamberlain

  13. Rise to Power • Refused office under Lloyd George • Accepted under Baldwin • Conservative • Felt badly for Germany

  14. Leadership • British Prime Minister • Attended the Munich Conference • Pacifist

  15. Death • Died on November 9th, 1940

  16. Legacy • He never wanted a war with Britain and even after meeting with Hitler he made the famous comment “Peace in Our Time”. • His anti-war sentiments and speeches led Britain into a sense of false security.

  17. James Ramsay MacDonald

  18. Rise to Power • Social Democrat • Socialist • Created independent labor party

  19. Leadership • Member of house of commons • Was a part of the independent labor party for his whole life • fought for women’s suffrage • Head of the national government

  20. Death • He died of heart failure on November 5th, 1937

  21. Legacy • “I have no objection to revolution, if it is necessary but I have the very strongest objection to childishness masquerading as revolution, and all that one can say of these window-breaking expeditions is that they are simply silly and provocative.”

  22. Kellogg-Briand Pact • Pact of Paris • Outlawing war between U.S. and France • Did not have much enforcement • Ultimately would be defeated in purpose by the second World War • People still had a right to self-defense

  23. Irish Question • Who governs Ireland? • How is it Governed? • Ireland owned by Britain • Irish Uprising

  24. Great Depression • Also known as the Great Slump • Britain was still recovering from WWI • Many General Strikes • Coalition Government

  25. Power Shifts • Britain witnessed a few alterations in goings on after the war, mainly in the name of power. • Prior to war, the labor party only had 30 seats in Parliament, afterwards, it had actually been became part of a coalition government set up to help with the war at hand. • Trade Unions had threatened strikes prior to war, however, during the war, they agreed not to strike so long as the Government provided them with higher wages. So, yeah, shifting towards a more citizen focused government.

  26. Postwar Status & Impact in the 20’s • Munitions factories closed down, leading to many women losing their jobs. • Post war technologies were inadequate to keep up with the competition. • Ship building, coal, and textile industries entered a slump they were unable to recover from. • There was a general strike which included pretty much every worker… Which is what general means…

  27. Positive or Negative? Negative Not a very good decade…

  28. Postwar Status & Impact in the 30’s • Over 2 million Brits are unemployed until 1936. • 1939, and 1.25 million British citizens are still unemployed, even on the edge of war. • Transition Period: Switching from steam to electricity, man made fibers to plastics, and the chemical industry’s expansion created jobs for the jobless.

  29. Positive or Negative? Meh, There are still those without jobs, but we’re getting better, at least until the second outbreak of war (Oooo, foreshadowing!)

  30. QUIZ TIME

  31. Who was the leader from Great Britain that attended the Versailles Peace Conference? A) David Lloyd George B) James Ramsay MacDonald C) Neville Chamberlain D) Stanley Baldwin

  32. FAIL Try Again!

  33. EPIC WIN

  34. Who was the Juniour Lord of Treasury? A) David Lloyd George B) James Ramsay MacDonald C) Neville Chamberlain D) Stanley Baldwin

  35. FAIL Try Again!

  36. EPIC WIN

  37. Who created the Independent Labour Party A) David Lloyd George B) James Ramsay MacDonald C) Neville Chamberlain D) Stanley Baldwin

  38. FAIL Try Again!

  39. EPIC WIN

  40. Who attended the Munich Conference? A) David Lloyd George B) James Ramsay MacDonald C) Neville Chamberlin D) Stanley Baldwin

  41. FAIL Try Again!

  42. EPIC WIN

  43. What industries did the general strike include? A) Textile, Coal, Ship Building B) Chemical engineering C) Plastics and Steam Power D) Lol, I’m the right answer, pick me!

  44. FAIL Try Again!

  45. EPIC WIN

  46. What section of Parliament became part of the coalition government? A) Textile B) Judicial C) Labor (Or Labour for those Europeans) D) Surgical

  47. FAIL Try Again!

  48. EPIC WIN

  49. What Kind of Decade was the 1920’s for Britain? A) Positive B) Meh C) Negative D) Beatlemania!

  50. FAIL Try Again!