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glossary document index

A complete list of all the supporting documents for the time periods between 1215 and 1945.

1914 - 1945

War and social rights

Timeline of some of the major events and milestones during the years 1914 to 1945. Read the background section to put these into context.

1915
Beginning of the 'Clydeside Movement' and the formation of the Clyde Workers' Committee established.
1916
Easter Rising.
1918
Representation of the People Act.
1918
World War One ends.
1919
Strike wave across several industries and services; including the police force. During the war, strikes had been illegal.
1921
Anglo-Irish Treaty.
1924
First Labour government.
1926
General strike.
1928
Representation of the People Act (Equal Franchise Act).
1929
'Wall Street Crash'; global economic crisis.
1929
Second Labour government.
1936
'Jarrow Crusade': march against unemployment.
1939
Outbreak of World War Two.
1942
Beveridge Report published.
1944
Education Act.
1945
World War Two ends.