Summary Of Henry David Thoreau's Resistance To Civil Government

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Thoreau had many several ideas of what is known as Americana or the American Dream. Even though there were many ideas there was only one that really stood out. Thoreau said that the legislature or government often does more harm than help, and therefore, people should act on their own accords and live life individually. Likewise he said that, by this technique of living, individuals would learn how to function as human beings as they were meant to together, without the government getting in the way. In his essay Resistance to Civil Government, it largely relates to the modern American Dream. Henry David Thoreau and the philosophies that he followed in his life, mostly embodied the ideas of self-discipline and finding one’s unique individuality
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