Anna Molchak - 7th Period

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Known as "the Great Soul" during his lifetime, Gandhi's persuasive methods of peaceful civil disobedience influenced civil rebellion all over the world. Gandhi believed in civil rights and equal treatment towards all human beings. Once while in South Africa, Gandhi was subjected to legal racism and discrimination. He decided that he simply did not agree with this behavior so he rebelled and fought against it. Gandhi taught tolerance and love for everyone, no matter what color, ethnicity, gender, or religion. Because of these reasons, he was considered civilly disobedient.

"God has no religion." - Gandhi

Gandhi's first protest (in South Africa)

Gandhi connected to Thoreau

Gandhi was a very smart man that believed in peaceful protest towards government. He did not agree with many things that the government had in play. He believed they had too much power and related to what Thoreau said that "government is best which governs least" (Thoreau). Gandhi believed that everyone should be treated equally and with love. He wanted the South African government to stop discriminating against Indians, and to treat everyone fairly no matter who they were or what economic background they had. Gandhi and Thoreau seem to have the same beliefs, "I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave's government also" (Thoreau). From studying Gandhi, I believe he would have agreed with this statement. These things mentioned are just a few beliefs Gandhi and Thoreau had in common. They both wanted changed for a less corrupt and more peaceful society.