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Is there sufficient evidence in sources A to G to explain why the troubles broke out in Northern Ireland?

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GCSE History Is there sufficient evidence in sources A to G to explain why the troubles broke out in Northern Ireland? Source A is a description by a Catholic person about their school, St.Patrick's Academy in Dungannon. "St.Patrick's Academy, Dungannon was a patriotic school. It owed its proudly Irish slant to Vice Principal, Mother Benignus. She disliked the English. All her family had suffered at the hands of the British forces. She was very keen about Irish Culture. She didn't hate Protestants. But her view was they weren't Irish. We learned Irish history. The interpretations we were given were very different from Protestant history books." The view in the source is very biased. The person who wrote the text was a Catholic and just because one person ( Mother Benignus) had suffered at the hands of the British forces doesn't mean it happens in a majority. The Irish history learned by the Catholics was very different to that learned by the Protestants. ...read more.


* They had to draw up the boundaries of the voting districts * They drew boundaries which favoured Protestants * More Protestant councillors were elected This could cause anxiety between Catholics and Protestants. The house of commons in England set the boundaries every 15 years to give the Protestants an advantage because they oppose home rule. Doing this fewer Catholics would be elected so more Protestants would be listened to publicly thus ensuring home rule cannot be a success. Without the chance of Catholics getting their opinion to the public diplomatically they used violence. Source D is another Protestant image showing Catholic attacks on Protestants. The picture is a Protestant interpretation of an event which happened in 1641. This shows the protestants being chased away by Catholics with swords. This event was because of English lords gaining Catholic land. This picture is extremely biased while saying that protestants were killed by the Catholics for no reason. ...read more.


He campaigned by composing non-violent actions. The success of his plight was an inspiration to some Irish groups who tried to stay away from violence and campaign lawfully. This picture could make Irish protesters think again before resorting to violence. But even on occasions where peacefulness is necessary violence will arise as shown by 'Bloody Sunday'. These sources show that Ireland is still as separated as ever within its cultural differences. The arguments build up tension between the sectors and the history taught in school builds up the problems. The way forward for Northern Ireland is to have joint religion schools which cater for both religions. The future of Ireland is haunted by the past in which history over mounts the way forward for them. Civil rights marches were a way for groups to get their message over to the fellow followers and the remainder of Ireland. For a successful Ireland the two divided cultures need to listen to each others problems and try to contain them to a reasonable level for the two to live together happily without war and violence. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jamie Roche 10s GCSE History ...read more.

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