THE RISE OF SINN FEIN AND THE IRISH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
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Sinn Fein was formed in 1905 by Arthur Griffith. The execution of the leaders of the 1916 Rebellion changed the political situation in Ireland forever. The Rebellion had drawn attention to the long history of British injustice in Ireland and had demonstrated that the cause of Irish freedom was not illusory.
In 1917 the death of Thomas Ashe after being force fed while on hunger strike and the attempted conscription of Irish people were two of the main events post 1916. The Home Rule party wasView more
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