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.
Picture of Gandhi (middle) leading tens of thousands of people
Statue depicting the Salt March with Gandhi leading
Shows how many people believed and trusted Gandhi
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.