Post-war Great Britain: Reforms, Industry & Economy


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What motivated the attitude of the British public that historians labeled the Post-war Consensus?

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1. How did Clement Attlee and the Labour Party defeat Winston Churchill in the 1945 parliamentary elections?

2. How did the election of Margaret Thatcher impact the post-war consensus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the reforms in Great Britain after WWII. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the British failure that played a key role in the Empire's dismantling.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Labour Party's victory over WWII hero
  • End of the post-war consensus
  • Beveridge Report's five evils

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the reforms in Great Britain after WWII
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the British focus on domestic issues in the post-WWII era
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the notable prime ministers after WWII

Additional Learning

Post-war Great Britain: Reforms, Industry & Economy goes into greater detail about this historical period. Goals you can meet with this lesson include the following:

  • Define Britain's 'post-war consensus'
  • Identify key aspects of the 1945 election
  • Know the social and economic reforms enacted under Atlee's leadership
  • Understand the causes and effects of Britain's decolonization
  • Recognize the impact of Margaret Thatcher