Mahatma Ghandi

Jake Kiser - 7th period

Brief Background

Mahatma Gandhi changed the world with his use of a nonviolent philosophy. He was imprisoned many times and suffered prejudice directed from those that disagreed with his ideas. Gandhi spent much of his life dedicated to peaceful riots, hunger strikes, and other calm methods of revolt he formed India into the nation it is today. His beliefs and actions have inspired many to follow in his footsteps.
Mahatma Gandhi Biography

Gandhi and Civil Disobedience

Mahatma Gandhi represents ideas found in Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" through his actions to stop the racism and mistreatment of those called the "untouchables". As stated in Thoreau's writing, "Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?". Gandhi did just this when he saw how these people were being treated, he went out and took action, peacefully. He stood up for his beliefs and this is what made him a Civilly disobedient rebel.