Flashcards in The 1798 Rebellion Deck (13)
Why was the current Irish Government unfair?
-Catholics, who made up the majority of the population, weren't allowed to become members of the parliament.
-Only wealthy people could vote. This was unfair because most of the population was poor.
-Final decisions were made by the King of England.
Ireland in the 1700s and its religions
Rich - Members of parliament
Poor - Vote for parliament
-Cannot sit in parliament + cannot vote (under penal law)
-Cannot sit in parliament * cannot vote (under penal laws)
All Ireland run by rich Protestants also known as Protestant Ascendancy.
Causes of the 1798 rebellion
-Support for the ideas of the French Revolution.
-Activities of tone and the United Irishmen.
-The unfair political system and the Protestant Ascendancy.
-War between Britain and France - hope for French help.
-Government's use of terror to crush the United Irishmen.
Laws passed to stop the Catholics from becoming powerful in Ireland.
A person with extreme views. They agreed with the ideals of the French Revolution in the 1798 rebellion.
One of the leaders of the United Irishmen.
An order formed to protect British rule and protestants. They drove hundreds of Catholics from Ulster.
The United Irishmen
A society set up to unite Irishmen of all religions in achieving a fairer government for Ireland.
A Protestant army formed which encouraged members of the new Orange Order to join.
A method of torture where a cloth filled with tar was placed on a suspect's head and then set alight.
A supporter of the British government. Most Protestants and a large number of Catholics supported the government.