• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

To summarise the history that led Britain to becoming a multicultural society

Extracts from this document...


Task 1 (A) In this part of my assignment I am going to define several words that link in with multiculturalism. * Culture; culture is made up of many different elements; I believe that culture describes a group history, language, religion, location and language. * Sub-culture; 'is a set of people with a distinct set of and beliefs that differentiate them from a larger culture of which they are a part. The subculture may be distinctive because of the age of its members, or by their race, ethnicity, class and/or gender, Subcultures are often defined via their opposition to the values of the larger culture to which they belong'. * Multiculturalism; people view 'multiculturalism' differently, some people perceive it to mean many different cultures and beliefs living in one area in co-existence. Another definition that people see multiculturalism to mean different culture's living in different areas not living in co-existence. * Diversity; refers to the presence in one population of a wide variety of cultures, opinons and background. This Suggest that people are living as equals. For example in Britain there are many different cultures, an example of different cultures influencing our country is Britain's favorite dish is curry brought over from India. * Stereo-typing; is where a person or a group put a specific person into a group. Here are a few examples; the reserved British, the disorganised Italians and the shopping-obsessed Japanese. ...read more.


Although many of the Irish peasants travelled to United States of America also thousands travelled to Britain. In Liverpool where a lot of the Irish emigrated there are still thousands of Irish people living there and they bought their Irish culture with. It is the second largest ethnic group not including White British to live there. Overall 'because of the Irish potato famine 750,000 emigrated or died of starvation.' Statistic taken from http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/Images/tcm21-28081.pdf Second statistic taken from 'BRITISH HISTORY encyclopaedia' page 184 An additional event that changed Britain's cultural society was the Refugees from the Nazi oppression; the Nazis in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Hungary were persecuting the Jews before and during the start of the Second World War. Many left in great fear of being killed; 60,000 took shelter in Britain. The Nazis believed that the other races such as the Jewish race were killing off the German 'Superior' race, also known as the Aryan race. As they immigrated to Britain the Jews tended to live together and they started up small Jewish communities and they bought some of their religious beliefs and their culture to Britain, because of this they started to influence the surrounding areas. A further historical event to change the cultural society was the Empire Windrush. Empire Windrush was an old War ship that Britain sent out to Jamaica, which was a British colony, for the Jamaicans to have a new start by employing them to re-build Britain after the Second World War in 1948. ...read more.


This had a huge effect on the public services, as before the act hardly any ethnic minority were allowed to join but after the act many ethnic and coloured people joined. In 1972 Idi Amin expelled all Indian and Pakistani citizens from Uganda, he believed that God told him in a dream to expel all Indians and Pakistani who owned almost all of the business. Officially 40,000 Indians and Pakistanis left, 29,000 came to Britain. Many set up business in Britain, few where similar to the shops in Uganda this introduced small part of Uganda's selling culture into Britain's Selling and buying culture. http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/infocentre/asylumlaw/legis_overview.htm In 1990 ethnic cleansing occurred in Bosnia Croatia Yugoslavia and Serbia. The poorly armed Muslims, who comprised more than 40% of the population. In a campaign of "ethnic cleansing" carried out mostly by the Serbs, thousands of Muslims were killed, and many more fled Bosnia and many came to the United Nations, which includes Britain. Above is a summary of what I believe to be the main key events in British history that changed Britain into a Multicultural society. I believe that because of immigration Britain has so many wide and different cultures that it has made Britain an exciting and diverse place to live. However, immigration help sparked off major racist political parties, for example British National Party how believe fundamentally in keeping British 'White British' and nothing else. But because of immigration Britain has become a dynamic and exciting place, and has benefited in areas like cuisine and music. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. To what extent was the Irish Famine merely an excuse for Peel to repeal ...

    4This would have cost the English taxpayer more to feed the Irish as they received support from the local districts. Ireland had been a constant economic drain on England, as it lacked an active economy that could support itself and after the act of the union in 1801 England had

  2. What was the contribution of tanks towards winning the war for Britain?

    These machine guns, unnoticed by the tanks, caused heavy losses among the infantry. This made any advances worthless because the tanks on their own had no way of holding the territory they had captured"- This is a passage from the adaptation from T Wilson of 'The Myriad Faces of War'

  1. What led to the schism of 1054?

    should control the timing of the entire Easter festival. This controversy itself had many reasons for existing, such as wanting to display the Christian break with Judaism, wanting uniformity over the length of time solemn fasts would be held before the Easter festival, etc.

  2. Public health in Britain during the hundred years from 1850 to 1950

    Snow found out that most of the deaths of people were nearby a water pump. Factory workers got their water from the broad street pump, eighteen died. After collecting his evidence, Snow removed the handle of Broad street pump,

  1. Consider the treatment of history in Julian Barnes's A History of The World in ...

    Dressed in period costume and eager to appear in the film, he is ordered off the ship. For the second time he avoids going down. Barnes illustrates Marx's playful reading of Hegel on a broader scale in the novel. In 'The Mountain' and 'Project Ararat' Miss Fergusson tragically dies on the mountain.

  2. Roman Britain and Vindolanda

    the sieges showing at some time there was peace or they would not be there. If the people of Vindolanda were always battling there would not be as much time for peaceful activities and also the attacks may have destroyed many of the artefacts leaving not as much evidence. 3a)

  1. The year was 1912 when the Titanic set sail from Southampton, England on Wednesday ...

    part of what sin really is is hidden, its ugliness and unreasonableness and offence to God, like the huge mass of the iceberg brooding hundreds of feet below the surface. They had no notion at all of the damage done as the ship seemed to proceed smoothly on, but below the waterline critical harm was inflicted.

  2. Spartan Society

    They demanded an alliance of sorts. Tegea would follow Sparta in all its foreign relationships, including wars, and would supply Sparta with a fixed amount of soldiers and equipment. In exchange, the Tegeans could remain an independent state. This was a brilliant diplomatic move and with this method in hand, the Sparta formed alliances with a

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work