Mahatma Gandhi

Jarren Jones 1st Period


Mahatma Gandhi was the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Gandhi also stood for non-violent civil disobedience, which was admired by many including Martin Luther Kind Jr. Gandhi was apart and led many movements, but one of the most successful ones was the Salt March. The Salt March took place in the year 1930.

Salt March in Action

This clip gives you a visual interpretation of how Gandhi was able to execute a non-violent rebellion and demonstrating civil disobedience https://YouTube/watch?v=wj8Gf1rkJK8

Gandhi and Thoreau

Gandhi and Thoreau have some of the same views of resisting against the government. Although in different circumstances, such as Thoreau involved with American government and Gandhi facing a British-rule in India. Thoreau states in his essay "All men recognize the right of the revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable." Gandhi was able to execute this belief through non-violent action. Although once the British found out, they responded with imprisoning many people, including Gandhi and mistreating them. All of this was a part of Gandhi's thinking. He wanted to not only execute a non-violent rebellion, but to also expose the British. Showing how the British were mistreating India's people.