The Easter Uprising of 1916 represents one of the most tumultuous moments in modern Irish history. A relatively small group of revolutionaries sought to throw off the shackles of British rule in favor of Irish independence and self-determination. The uprising, lasting a mere six days, transformed the very nature of relations between Great Britain and the Irish populace. The Rising resulted in wholesale changes in legislation including women gaining the right to vote and run for office. Ireland following the uprising was completely transformed as its populace reeled with its effects.

This paper examines the immediate build-up to the uprising all the way through to its conclusion including the ramifications. The paper utilizes numerous sources from contemporary studies as well as two books penned by people who experienced the chaos that was Dublin firsthand.