Complete Guide: H1 Leaving Cert History Notes and Sample Answers 2018 and 2019


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Section 1
Section 1: Answering Document-based Questions 
Section 1: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949 - 89. 
Case Study: The First Programme for Economic Expansion, 1958 - 63 
Section 1: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949 - 89. 
Case Study: The Impact of RTÉ, 1962 - 72 
Section 1: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949 - 89. 
Case Study: The Impact of the EEC on Irish Fisheries 
Section 1: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949 - 89. 
Document-based Question 4, sample answer: What Impact did the establishment of RTÉ have on the lives of Irish people? 

Sections 2 and 3: Essay Writing 
Essay Skills 
Sample Plan 

Section 2: Irish History 
Topic 2: Movements for political and social reform. Facts: Politics and Administration 
Topic 2: Movements for political and social reform. Facts: Religion, Culture and Science 
Topic 2: Movements for political and social reform. Facts: Economy and Society 
Topic 2: Movements for political and social reform. Sample Essay 1.0: How did Unionism develop during the period 1886 – 1914? (2011) 
Topic 2: Movements for political and social reform. Sample Essay 2.0: What did one or more of the following contribute to cultural revival during the period 1870- 1914: the GAA; the Gaelic League; the Anglo-Irish Literary Revival? (2012) 
Topic 3: The pursuit of sovereignty and the impact of partition. Facts: Politics and Administration 
Topic 3: The pursuit of sovereignty and the impact of partition. Facts: Religion, Culture and Science 
Topic 3: The pursuit of sovereignty and the impact of partition. Facts: Economy and Society 
Topic 3: The pursuit of sovereignty and the impact of partition. Sample Essay: What was the significance of the Eucharistic Congress, 1932? 
Topic 5: Politics and society in Northern Ireland. Facts: Politics and Administration 
Topic 5: Politics and society in Northern Ireland. Facts: Religion, Culture and Science 
Topic 5: Politics and society in Northern Ireland. Facts: Economy and Society 

Section 3: Europe and the Wider World 
Topic 3: Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe. Facts: Communism in Russia 
Topic 3: Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe. Sample Essay: How effective were Stalin’s moves for change during his time as leader of Russia? 
Topic 3: Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe. Facts: The rise of Fascism (Italy and Germany) 
Topic 3: Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe. Sample Essay: How did dictators use propaganda and/or terror to maintain their power? 
Topic 3: Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe. Facts: Britain, France and the Twentieth Century 
Topic 4: Division and Realignment in Europe. Facts: The Sovietisation of Eastern Europe 
Topic 4: Division and Realignment in Europe. Case Study: The 1956 Hungarian Uprising 
Topic 4: Division and Realignment in Europe. Facts: The Establishment and Evolution of the EEC 
Topic 4: Division and Realignment in Europe. Case Study: The 1973 Oil Crisis 
Topic 4: Division and Realignment in Europe. Facts: The Soviet Economy 
Topic 4: Division and Realignment in Europe. Case Study: The Second Vatican Council 
Topic 6: The United States and the world. Facts: Religion, Culture and Science 
Topic 6: The United States and the world. Sample Essay: What was the importance of one or more of the following: McCarthyism; the Moon Landing, 1969; developments in information technology? (2006) 
Topic 6: The United States and the world. Facts: Economy and Society 
Topic 6: The United States and the world. Sample Essay: What were the main developments in race relations in the US, 1945 – 1968? (2013) 
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