Mahatma Gandhi

By Caleb Jackson 7th Period

Who He Was

Mahatma Gandhi was a Civil Activist that believed in protest through non-violence. He once said, "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man." Gandhi was not afraid to stand up for what he believed in.
Mahatma Gandhi Biography

How it relates to "Civil Disobedience"

Ghandi's rebellion was caused by the restrictions put on Indians by the Transvaal government. In "Civil Disobedience" , Thoreau says " Unjust laws do exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them." Gandhi's nonviolent protest is probably what shocked people more than the fact that he was rebelling in the first place.