The Referendum

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About the resource
The Referendum took place in 1998 as a way to give the public an opportunity to vote on The Good Friday Agreement. The vote was held on the 22nd of May and saw one of the largest voting turnouts ever recorded in Northern Ireland.
About the project
This education resource was created as part of the Linen Hall Library’s ‘Divided Society’ project. It is a learning tool aimed at GCSE students studying the 1990s period, however those studying politics and history subjects will also find its material relevant. The resource can be used to stimulate debate and will help towards the development of empathy and understanding of the topic. Included in the resource are samples of political cartoons, newspaper front pages and political posters. Materials are held at the Linen Hall Library.