Civil Disobedience, By Henry David Thoreau

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Instances in which civil disobedience was practiced stretch back throughout the course of history farther than most people think. This term is also one that is often misunderstood. Civil disobedience, a term coined by Henry David Thoreau in his essay published in 1849, is the act of opposing a law one considers unjust and peacefully disobeying it while accepting the consequences. This definition corresponds with that of peaceful resistance, or the practice of achieving goals through symbolic protests, civil disobedience, or economic or political noncooperation, without using violence. Civil disobedience, as well as peaceful resistance, is a positive and effective method in the steps towards making a change. Often, social media exposes the

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