Mahatma Gandhi Speeches

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Mahatma Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India on October 2, 1869 and was the son of Putlibai and Karamchand Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi is most famous for his help in gaining India’s independence from Great Britain and being an upstander when he took a stand on violence. Gandhi’s policy was to not use violence no matter what feat or challenge he had to face and solve. Gandhi took a stand in many places, most of his life he took a stand in India and South Africa. He took a Stand whenever he thought something wasn’t fair or right. Gandhi was in South Africa because he couldn’t find work in India, so he traveled to South Africa to be a lawyer. While Gandhi was there he soon realized that many of South Africa’s Indian immigrants faced racial discrimination. Acts enforced by England also made him want to take a stand. He did many things to protest; he would boycott, lead marches, and gave speeches to inspire others to be an upstander as well. Some of Gandhi’s protests were against racial prejudice. One of Gandhi’s life-defining moments was when he bought his own first class train ticket. But a man from Britain did not want Gandhi to sit there because of his race so Gandhi was asked to move. When Gandhi refused more than once he was thrown off the train forcefully. In this instant, Gandhi decided to no longer to be a bystander in the crowd, but to be an upstander and to make a change in the world no matter how little the problem. After that Gandhi created a civil-disobedience
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