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,
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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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