India, Gandhi and their legacies

All about Gandhi and India

Gandhi and his methods

Gandhi was the prime leader of Indian independence, and he led many revolutions against the British. He did this by refusing to do things such as not eating any food for a period of time, and protested against the British with things such as boycotts. He also had a civil disobedience campaign from 1919-1922(which was the start) to when they gained independence in 1947, where he and some followers marched along a specific route and Gandhi led prayers, and performed speeches throughout this whole route. In 1922, Gandhi was put in jail for conspiracy for two years. After then he was released. In 1930, only six years after he was released from prison, Gandhi led a 200 mile march to the Arabian sea to collect salt in protest against the government. For this he was put in jail for one year because he led this march. Lastly, in 1946, Gandhi argued with Cabinet Mission which was a group trying to propose a new constitution, and that the new constitutional structure that it would have would be bad and he wanted another one.

Indian Independance Movement

The Indian Independence movement of 1857 was a movement for Indians to try and gain independence which in the end, they did.


March 12 1915: Civil Disobedience movement led by Gandhi for not obeying unfair British laws.
April 13 1919: Amritsar Massacre which was when around 10,000 Indians gathered to protest for independence and attacked by the British.

1920: Non-cooperation movement is launched

December 1929: Indian national congress declares January 26, 1930 as Independence day.

March-April 1930: Salt march takes place led by Gandhi

August 8, 1942: The Quit India Movement was a civil disobedience movement led by Gandhi.
June 15 1947: UK passes the Indian Independence Act

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Comparing Gandhi, and Martin Luther King's legacies

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MLK leading the Montgomery buss boycott.

This was where MLK lead a boycott in which was sparked by the death of Rosa Parks. It was a 13 month long protest that ended in a supreme court ruling.