Mahatma Gandhi

Luke Bonds 7th Period

The Salt March

Mahatma Gandhi peacefully protested the British rule in India during the 1930's. One of his more famous actions was the salt march on March 12, 1930. Gandhi led a march to the sea to protest against the monopoly the British had on salt.
Gandhi's Salt March

Civil Disobedience

Mahatma Gandhi and Thoreau both share the ideal that "It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend to his will" meaning they think the individual should do what they think is right even if it is against the government and higher power. Thoreau explains that "unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them" Gandhi lives through these words when he went on his march to the sea. Gandhi did not agree with the British monopoly on salt therefore he went on a peaceful protest against the British to change their monopoly.