Mahatma Gandhi

Donna Nguyen- Period 6

Background

Mahatma Gandhi is know for his non-violent campaigns of civil disobedience. For example, in the twenty years Gandhi lived in South Africa he encouraged Indians to peacefully fight towards racial equality. Gandhi continued to use his non-violent resistance methods when he returned to India, and began working for India's independence from British rule. Gandhi was arrested several times, but continued to fight with movements like the Salt March. Gandhi was unfortunately was assassinated, but even after his death he has left a lasting impact in all of history. For example, influencing huge political figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela.
Mini Bio: Gandhi

Gandhi and Civil Disobedience

Gandhi represents ideas from Thoreau's "Civil disobedience" through his protests against the government. As seen in Thoreau's "Civil disobedience", " That government is best which governs not at all".