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  • Fenian Raids and the Liberation of Ireland

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    The Fenians sought to outflank the British Coast Guards stationed in Canada with guerilla warfare. Their plan was to cause a bloody rebellion until news that the treatment of the Irish has improved or until the patience of England is quite worn out. The lyrics “..we’re going to fight for Ireland…. And we’ll go and capture, for we’ve got nothing else to do” exemplifies the Fenians rentlesslesnes and the pride they took in trying to liberate Ireland. Copies of the proclamation of General T. W. Sweeny

  • The Fenian Movement Essay

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    The Fenian Movement Fenian Movement, which was organized 1858, started as a secret revolutionary society in Ireland and the United States. This movement was created in the honor of the Fianna, known as the ancient Irish warriors. Fenians wanted to achieve Irish Independence from England by force. This movement was also known as the Fenian Brotherhood, Fenian Society, Irish Republican Brotherhood, and Irish American Brotherhood. The Fenians also had a very strong military force located in

  • Essay on Fenian Movement

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    Fenian Movement The word “Fenian” comes from Irish folklore. It is described as an ancient group of knights who were independent and had a form of nationalism for their homeland of Ireland. According to the legend, Irish rebels who were known as knights gave up a chance for world dominion by leaving their country to keep Ireland alive, through their pride for the country. In 1848, a movement struck in Ireland, to achieve independence from England by using force. The movement was led by a group

  • Essay on Ireland Strikes Back

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    known as the Fenian Brotherhood. This group was created to help solve the crises of the potato famine, the poor government, and the ongoing problems with the church. Between the years of 1856 and 1870, the Fenians organized an uprising in Ireland with invasions in British cities and outbreaks in Canada (de Nie). The goal of this society was to achieve independence from England by using force. This revolution would be successful if certain groups in the society were strong. The Fenian Brotherhood

  • Fenian Manifesto Thesis Statement

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    Fenian Manifesto  For this assignment we are to write a 2,000-word, roughly, essay on one of three documents. The Fenian Manifesto, Parnell's Speech or the Objects of Inghinidhe na hÉireann. I have as such chosen to do this essay on the 1867 Fenian Manifesto written for the failed Fenian Rising of the same year. I will be focusing this essay on three specific areas, specifically the 1867 proclamation compared to the 1916 proclamation on religious grounds, secondly the aspect of socialism and how

  • What Were The Fenians Causes And Consequences

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    The Fenians Cause and Consequence: The cause for the actions of the Fenians was to grant Ireland independence from Britain. The consequences of their action include many deaths and injuries on both sides, the British, and the Fenians. Who Were the Fenians? The term Fenians applied to members of various Irish organizations that took place in the USA, that launched many raids into Canadian territory, from 1866 to 1871. Although they were a USA based organization, The United States did not support

  • How Celtic Folkore has Influenced My Family Essay

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    Every family has a unique background that influences the way they live and interact with other people. My parents, who emigrated from Ireland to the States with my three brothers in 1989, brought over their own Celtic folklore and traditions that have helped shaped the way our family operates and lives. One aspect of folklore that has helped shape my family dynamic is the Celtic cross—both its background and what role it has played in our lives. The Celtic cross has an extensive history in relation

  • Confederation In 1865

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    1. The first major reason of confederation was the threat of an American takeover. From 1861 to 1865, a Civil War occurred in America between Northern states fighting the Southern states. The issue was whether North and South should remain united or whether the South would separate. Canada became involved in the tension in 1864. A group of Southern soldiers raided the village of St Albans in Vermont, a Northern state. They robbed banks, set houses on fire, and then dashed across the border into Canada

  • The Great Famine Of Irish Nationalism

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    French political leader Charles de Gaulle said that “nationalism is when hate for people other than your own comes first,” by this definition turning points in Irish Nationalism can be seen not as what changed as in regards love for Ireland, but what changed hatred for the English withinin Ireland. There are numerous significant turning points in Irish Nationalism; it could be argued that The Great Famine is the largest turning point in Irish Nationalism as it encouraged independence through means

  • Irish Stereotypes in the 1800s

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    one of the United States’ top most common religions. The Irish were looked down upon by Americans for three main reasons; they were stereotyped to be violent, drunk, and had different religious views which were frowned upon by the Americans. The Fenian