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The Irish Question was the title often given to nationalist and independence movements in Ireland in the early 20th century. Several attempts were made to secure Ireland's independence in the early 1900's, the most famous of which is the Easter Rising in 1916. This thesis concerns the period immediately following those events, from 1916 through 1920. The end of the Great War caused many nations to look for independence and international recognition at the Paris Peace Conference, often due to President Wilson’s own words. During this period, several prominent Irishmen and Irish Americans attempted to reach out to President Wilson to support the Irish independence movement. These attempts were unsuccessful. The following thesis will explain how the representatives of the Irish cause attempted to convince Wilson and the reasons why they failed in securing the support of the United States government.
William V Trollinger
Primary Advisor's Department
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"The Irish Question: Woodrow Wilson, the Irish, and Irish-American Diplomacy." (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1275.