How Did John Brown Cause Civil Disobedience?

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Throughout history disobedience has led to great progress and prosperity. Disobedience has led to some of history's greatest social movements. Throughout history, many people have risen and rebelled to create great social progress. I honestly think that disobedience is man's original virtue. Disobedience has brought about change and revolution and can be brought up by anyone, regardless of color and gender. America has seen great rebels that have brought about a revolution. John Brown, abolitionist, thought that "Slavery, throughout its entire existence in the United States, is none other than the most barbarous, unprovoked and unjustifiable war of one portion of its citizens against another portion." John Brown was born in Torrington, Connecticut,…show more content…
People like Henry David Thoreau, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was brought up in her grandparents’ home after her parents separated. Her grandparents were both former slaves and were proud activists of racial equality. Rosa was brought up to be an activist of racial equality from many experiences of discrimination. On December 1, 1955,Rosa was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white male. Rosa's actions were taken as an act of civil disobedience, and she was arrested. Her arrest led to the Montgomery bus boycott. The Montgomery bus boycott lasted from December 5,1955 to December 20, 1956. Finally Rosa’s efforts had paid off November 20,1956. After boycotting over a year public transportation was finally integrated. Without disobedience we cannot expect social progress. It has been through civil disobedience that we have been able to progress. Civil disobedience will continue as long as there is a great cause to fight for. It is without a doubt that civil disobedience is our greatest virtue, and we wouldn't be who we are without civil disobedience. As Henry David Thoreau once said, “ We should be men first, and subjects

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