The Troubles began because Northern Ireland was divided between the Protestant unionists and the Roman Catholic nationalists. The unionists wanted to remain part of United Kingdom while the nationalists wanted to join the Republic of Ireland. The Catholic in Ireland felt discriminated against by the Protestant majority who made up most of parliament. The conflict began in and ended in First, Irish people rioted against British rule, and eventually parted from them creating the Republic of Ireland.
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Eventually, even policymakers took a stance on the immigration status, creating new acts and laws to restrict the allowance of immigrants into the country. Overall, Irish immigrants had a hard time settling in this new land, as they were seen as dirty criminals that filled jails, poor, unintelligent low class people that had not contribution to society, and religiously, they were demonized. Finding a place to fit in proved to be a challenge as America did not respond well to all the new people in their country. This response from Americans benefitted merely the high class citizens in the United States, had the strict policies not been put in place, the economy could have seen a boom supply and demand wise. Now, Americanized and accepted, Irish have a good place in the community and are far more welcomed than in the nineteenth…. James II made a comeback during the Battle of the Boyne.
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Summary The hunger strikes transformed the political context of the Northern Ireland problem. Now, republican prisoners appeared in the unwonted role of being prepared to accept suffering for their cause rather than simply inflicting suffering on its behalf. Last modified :. The choice of the date was significant because it marked the fifth anniversary of the ending of special category status 1 March The main aim of the new strike was to achieve the reintroduction of 'political' status for Republican prisoners.