History - Junior Certificate


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These revision notes are brought to you by Mr Barry Finn is an experienced history teacher, teaching both the Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate levels.

Contents

Contents3

1.0EARLY CHRISTIAN IRELAND4

2.0IRELAND IN THE 19th CENTURY5

3.0THE AGE OF EXPLORATION7

4.0THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION11

5.0THE BRONZE AGE14

6.0THE CELTS15

7.0THE FRENCH REVOLUTION17

8.0THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION19

9.0THE MIDDLE AGES23

10.0THE PLANTATIONS26

11.0THE REFORMATION29

12.0THE RENAISSANCE31

13.0THE ROMANS36

14.0THE STONE AGE41

15.0THE UNITED IRISHMEN AND 179843

16.0WORK OF HISTORIANS/ARCHAEOLOGISTS45

17.MUSSOLINI AND FASCIST ITALY46

18.RUSSIA 1917 - 193947

19.STALIN‟S RUSSIA48

20.THE RISE OF THE NAZIS 1920 –193350

21.NAZI FOREIGN POLICY AND THE ROAD TO WAR53

22.THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-4554

23.THE RISE OF THE SUPERPOWERS – WHAT WAS THE COLD WAR?60

24.THE BERLIN BLOCKADE AND AIRLIFT – 1948/194961

25.THE KOREAN WAR – 1950/195362

26.The Cuban Missile Crisis – 196263

27.The Spread of the Cold War64

28.Political Developments in Ireland, 1900 - 191465

29.Political Developments in Ireland, 1914 - 192266

30.THE 1916 RISING67

31.THE INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE, 1919 - 192168

32.THE ANGLO IRISH TREATY, 192170

33.THE IRISH CIVIL WAR, 1922 – 192372

34.CUMANN NA NGAEDHAEL, 1922 - 193274

35.Fianna Fáil in government, 1932 - 194875

36.The Post-War period, Inter-Party governments78

37.SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE 20THC79

38.THE CAUSES OF WWI86

39.GENERAL HAIG: BUTCHER, BUNGLER OR VICTOR?90

40.ART & IMAGES OF WAR91

41.THE HISTORY OF DUBLIN94

1.0 EARLY CHRISTIAN IRELAND

1.1Overview:

  • Celtic Ireland had never been conquered by the Romans, but Britain had and when Christianity came to Britain it soon spread to Ireland also
  • Early Christians in Ireland were either captured slaves or recent settlers – missionaries (come to Ireland to convert pagan Celts to Christianity) included Palladius and most famously, St. Patrick
  • St. Patrick was capt...

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