Eamon De Valera Publicly Denounces the Anglo-Irish Treaty Ca. 1922Unknown - 1922
The ranks of Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party swelled following the Easter Uprising in 1916 and the subsequent execution by the British of 15 of the captured leaders. The increased militancy of the republican cause culminated in the founding of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), which waged a bloody guerilla war against the British. Eamon De Valera, the leader of Sinn Fein, was called back from the United States, where he had been fundraising for Irish independence, to take part in peace negotiations. De Valera balked at the terms of the treaty, which stipulated that the Irish Free State would not include six counties in Northern Ireland and would be required to swear allegiance to the British crown. De Valera resigned in protest of the treaties passage and supported the republican cause in the ensuing civil conflict.
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Copyright Date: ©1922
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