Eamon De Valera Essays

  • Eamon De Valera

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    Eamon de Valera, although born in New York City, in the United States of America, devoted his life to help the people of Ireland. As he once said it, “If I wish to know what the Irish want, I look into my own heart.” De Valera loved Ireland and its people with a deep and lasting passion. It was he, probably more than any other person in their history, who helped that country win freedom from British rule and then shaped its history well into the twentieth century. De Valera’s mother, Catherine Coll

  • Were De Valera’s personal Catholic views responsible for the religious elements in the Irish Constitution?

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    Were De Valera’s personal Catholic views responsible for the religious elements in the Irish Constitution? Eamon De Valera put much effort into the making of the Irish Constitution. In fact he is said to have “helped to confirm the stable, constitutional direction of the independent Irish state. ” The Constitution is often referred to as “De Valera’s Constitution ” as it was something that he put so much effort and time into. Chubb has said that at times, De Valera seemed to see Catholicism and

  • Eamon de Valera's Struggle for a Sovereign Nation

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    Eamon de Valera's Struggle for a Sovereign Nation "Sinn-ne Fianna Fail", the first line of the Irish National Anthem loosely translates "soldiers are we/whose lives are pledged to Ireland" , served as Eamon de Valera's focus throughout his life. Born on October 14th, 1882 in New York City's New York Nursery and Child's Hospital to Catherine (Kate) Coll and Vivion Juan de Valera of 61 East 41st Street, Manhattan. Eamon's mother Kate emigrated from the small town of Knockmore, inside County

  • Causes of the Easter Uprising

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    Causes of the Easter Uprising The British occupation of Ireland began in the 1640’s and lasted until 1922. No other occurrence throughout Irish history has had a greater impact on the lives of the citizens of the country. Along with the act of occupation came the emergence of Protestantism, which conflicted with the traditional religion of Ireland, Catholicism. The English occupation of Ireland affected many aspects of Irish history from the potato famine to the War for Independence. However,

  • Conflict in the Emerald Isle

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    Conflict in the Emerald Isle The island of Ireland is known for many things: St. Patrick’s Day, its green landscape, music, beer, and discord. The heart of this conflict began centuries ago, when Britain came over and forced Protestantism on the Irish Catholic inhabitants. There has always been hatred between the Irish Protestants and Catholics. The island is broken up into to distinct regions. The Republic of Ireland consists of 26 counties, which make up the southern region. This area

  • The Anglo-Irish Treaty

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    majority, 64 in favour to 57 against, in January 1922 (David). The divisions in the Sinn Fein ‘spilled’ over into nationalist movements and into the ranks of the Irish Republican Army (I.R.A) (Cottrell 30, Walsh). Upon the treaty’s agreement, Éamon de Valera resigned as President of the Irish Republic and fail to be re-elected in the general elections of 1922 (Leeson). Ha... ... middle of paper ... ... Pub., 2008. Print. Dorney, John. "The Irish Civil War – A Brief Overview." The Irish Story

  • The Irish Republican Army

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    From the time of their creation in 1919, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) has always been a fighting force behind the independence from Britain for all of Ireland. The IRA was an organization that was meant to help Ireland in their fight for independence and be the military support going into the future. Nevertheless, did the creation of the IRA really help Ireland in the end, or did it cause more problems than the Irish already had? Although the IRA was created to help aid Ireland in the fight

  • Was the Irish Civil War a ?natural? conclusion to the events of previous years?

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    Was the Irish Civil War a ‘natural’ conclusion to the events of previous years? Some historians will say that the Civil War was a ‘natural’ conclusion to the activities of the previous year others will disagree. This essay will take the line that yes; the civil war was a natural and inevitable conclusion to the Anglo-Irish difficulties. In order to understand why the Civil War came about one must first understand how it came about by studying the actions of the previous years, the War of Independence

  • Michael Collins

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    time. In 1916, the British government ruled Ireland with a firm and cruel hand. When a group of Irish rebels staged a six-day siege at Dublin's General Post Office, only one of the leaders was able to escape execution, Eamon De Valera, an American citizen of Irish/Spanish blood. De Valera takes control of Sinn Fein after being released from prison in 1917. Michael Collins averted punishment, but while in prison became convinced that a new approach was needed to free Ireland from British rule. He formed

  • Michael Collins

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    of troops that were heavily armed. I was amazed with the intelligence network Michael Collins set up to spy on the British. He used the information from his network to plan where and whom his assignation squads would hit. The difference between De Valera and Michael Collins was very interesting to me because of the way it played out.

  • Seán Lemass and His Contribution to Irish History

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    credit for this change is by no means entirely due to Lemass. The first thing that changed was the political situation. Without this change, Lemass would have achieved little. The year 1959 saw the end to De Valera's presence, which had dominated politics for decades. With De Valera went other members of the old generation. This enabled Lemass, as Taoiseach, to bring in a troupe of young people to ministerial positions. These included Jack Lynch, CJ Haughey, Donogh O'Malley and Brian Lenihan

  • Pro Treaty Of Ireland Research Paper

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    there was misunderstanding between De Valera and Collins the first being against the treaty and the latter in agreement with the treaty and the Irish Civil war broke out soon after the treaty was signed in. The reason the civil war broke out was because there was a split in the treaty with the anti treaty and pro treaty members who wanted to get independence for Ireland but became conflicted when the terms of the treaty where not what the anti treaty party agreed to. De Valera’s anti treaty party had

  • Neil Jordan's Film, Michael Collins

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    the roles that they were playing. Liam Neeson was an excellent Michael Collins and even bared quite a resemblance. Aiden Quinn played the role of Harry Boland and Julia Roberts played the role of Kitty Kierman. An important stand out role of Eamon de Valera was played by Alan Rickman. This film portrays Michael Collins as an Irish Patriot fighting to gain independence from the British Empire. The film breaks down the different significant events that took place between the Easter Uprising and the

  • British Irish Relations over the past 300 years

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    British- Irish relations over the past three hundred years have been troubled. There have been many tensions caused by religion in Northern Ireland and Britain's unfair rule of Northern Ireland. The British are guilty of many of the indignities suffered by the Irish people. They are also guilty of causing all of the religious and territorial conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. The division between Northern and Southern Ireland dates back to the 16th century. A succession

  • Causes of the Easter Uprising

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    that they hope... ... middle of paper ... ...e uprising had on the young Irish nationalists. Both Connolly and Pearse were strong leaders that were well respected and influenced many of the men that they worked with in the uprising. Though Eamon de Valera was an extremely powerful speaker and tremendous leader, he still received all of his early guidance from the leaders of the uprising. The Easter Uprising is one event that can be attributed to Ireland starting down the path of independence

  • JFK assassination

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    “In a few days people will forget and there will be a new President.” Lee Harvey Oswald It was a hot day in Dallas, Texas. President Kennedy sat in the rear seat on the right side of the car. His wife, Jacqueline, sat on his left. Texas Governor John B. Connally sat in a "jump" seat in front of the president, and Mrs. Connally sat to her husband's left. They were in a motorcade when an unimaginable sound was heard. It was 12:30 p.m., the cars approached an expressway for the last leg of the trip

  • History of Ireland

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    History: Early Days: The first people arrived in Ireland and came from Scandinavia to Scotland and then from Scotland to Ireland. They were a Stone Age people and lived by hunting, farming and fishing. The next groups were the Bronze Age people from southern Europe who skilled metal-workers. The Celts followed around 200 BC coming to Ireland from France and Spain. They brought their own language and iron weapons and tools. The Beginning of Christianity: Saint Patrick was born in Great Britain. In

  • Scarlett And Lily In The Face Of Adversity

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    Extended Essay English “How does Mitchell and Wharton use the actions of Scarlett and Lily in the face of adversity to reveal societal and cultural differences?” Anna Ginther: (0008280-0151) Supervisor: Aimee Ricken How does Mitchell and Wharton use the actions of Scarlett and Lily in the face of adversity to reveal societal and cultural differences? IDEAS: Relationships with men/ jealousy towards other women Differences when going into work force Ultimate demise (Suicide vs. Perseverance)

  • The Continuing Problems in Northern Ireland

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    The Continuing Problems in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland. A country within a country, torn apart by warfare, allegiance and religion. A country whose problems reach deep into the roots of history. Northern Ireland’s problems began as far back as the early 16th century, when English settlers wished to control Ireland. The English settlers were Protestant, but the people of Ireland were devout Catholics. Throughout the 16th and 17th century, there were power struggles between the clan

  • The Act of Union of 1801

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    Introduction: Immediately following the merging of Ireland and Great Britain as the United Kingdom as a result of the Act of Union of 1801 there were Irish nationalists who despised the idea of Ireland not being able to rule itself politically. In order to demonstrate their desire to be a separate, free nation, violent ambushes and rallies took place, the more significant ones led by Daniel O’Connell who was a leader of a group called the Repeal Association who showed their objection to the Union