Henry David Thoreau's Contributions To American Culture

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Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, natural philosopher, and a leading figure in the Transcendentalist movement. One of his many contributions to American culture was his popular book Walden. Walden was based on his experiences in the woods on Walden Pond in Massachusetts where he lived a simple life with nature for nearly two years. In the book he explored the ideas about how a person should live, being consciously aware of his or her own nature and the natural world itself. However, Thoreau 's other contribution to American culture is his famous essay Civil Disobedience which later ended up inspiring world leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Henry wrote civil disobedience as a response to being jailed for
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