Consequences Of Civil Disobedience

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Those who engage in civil disobedience do so knowing that they may be punished for it. In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts’s colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The colonists’ main complaint was that they were not directly represented in the British Parliament. Therefore, any laws the British passed on taxing the colonists were illegal under the British Bill of Rights of 1689. Seemingly, this taxation without representation would render the laws unjust. The colonists used vandalism to protest against the British. Dr. King makes an attempt to justify his civil disobedience by using the United States’ history. Like Dr. King, Socrates too faced some dire consequences for his civil disobedience.…show more content…
By comparing this example to the nonviolent civil rights movement, Dr. king shows how far the Negro community is willing to go. Dr. King compares the hardships that the Socrates went through in order to stand up against their oppressors to the actions of the
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