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HIST 2020

HIST*2020 March 14, 2013 **The movie „in the name of the father‟ has been taken out of the course The Troubles in Northern Ireland: 1960-2000 - Watching „Bloody Sunday‟ in class - The price of becoming a free state was to partition off 6 of the 9 states in Ulster, aka Northern Ireland, and give it to Britain. - The majority of people in Northern Ireland were Protestants, they were afraid of being ruled by a catholic nation- “home rule is Rome rule‟ - Catholics were the majority, however these days it is much closer to equal Northern Ireland before “The Troubles” - Unionist Party dominance: elderly leaders o Stormont: a Protestant parliament o Apartheid system: Catholics were discriminated against - 1922: Civil Authorities (Special Powers) Act to suppress political opposition - 1930s: economy hit by recession - WWII: American troops and German raids - Post-war prosperity: for Protestants only - 1947 Education Act: new generation Captain Terence O‟Neill 1914-90 - 1963: Prime Minister of Northern Ireland - Moderate Unionist - 1963-69: meetings with Dublin parliament leader Lemass - The militarized border: psychological effects - January 14, 1964: Sean Lemass & Terence O‟Neill Civil Rights in the 1960s - Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) - 1955: Montgomery bus boycott (origin of boycott: Irish) - 1963: March on Washington („have a dream‟ speech) - 1964
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