The Easter Rising In Ireland In April 1916

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During the beginning centuries in which the whole of Ireland was owned and governed by Britain, political issues were raised from the way in which Britain treated the people of Ireland and furthermore used them only to profit for the motherland of England. The British government boldly put forward governed acts against the Irish working people; these acts were established throughout the 17th century. The way in which the British government drove their proposed acts on Ireland made it harsher for the Irish people to live. These acts ensured that trade in Ireland would be able to be achieved, but only through the crowns supervision and profit. During the reign of Charles II, a chain of Navigation Acts prohibited Ireland from exporting goods to …show more content…
At the start of the First World War a threat of civil war beginning in Ireland between home rule nationalists and protestant unionists in the north began to decline. Two years later, however, a revolt in Dublin performed by nationalist volunteers on Easter Monday 1916 against the British was compressed and the main integrators of the revolt were executed within two weeks of the event. These rebels were seen as heroes of the nationalist people of Ireland and help lead to nation unification against the British. The Irish Volunteers had been created in 1913, this was in response to the rejection of home rule. After the epidemic of the First World War the volunteers split into two types of volunteers, the National Volunteers and the Irish Volunteers. National volunteers pledged to support the British war effort and the Irish Volunteers were committed to their organization and would continue their movement until Home Rule was passed in Ireland. The Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) planned the Easter Rising, in which they had arranged the rising by having the Germans deliver a large amount of firearms to Ireland, but the British off Kerry intercepted this . “The arms from Germany were to be landed at Fenit in Kerry, and from there distributed by rail to …show more content…
In 1921 the Anglo-Irish Treaty arose out of the demand of an overwhelming majority of the Irish public, their wishes, to be apart from the North East and create independence of a self-governing republic government of Ireland . In Easter 1916 the Irish Home Rule party proclaimed that the Republic of Ireland was to be created and after the majority vote of Sinn Fein in the 1918 general election, he proceeded to establish his own parliament and government . The way in which the Anglo-Irish treaty was agreed were down to different terms in which the British had put forward to the Irish Free State government. The terms were that the British agreed to concede dominion status to the south, now to be known as the Irish Free State. The Head of State would remain the King, with a Governor-General as his representative in Dublin. Various office-holders, including parliamentarians, would have to take an oath of loyalty to the Crown and three ports in the south would remain British territory, creating imperial security of the two separate states. For the Irish, although this treaty did not gain them full sovereignty it was a start point for many . In January 1922, the Irish Free State was established as a state

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