Thoreau's Belief In Civil Disobedience

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Thoreau felt oppressed to pay taxes due to Mexican-American war. He believed that ordinary citizens can better themselves, their political system, and their society. Thoreau was the first hippie. “That government is best which governs least.” The government can have a lot of power but he does not own us. Thoreau would live outside, he would only eat organic food. Thoreau belief in power of individuals changes peacefully. Mandela fought for the rights of African people. “Today, all of us do with our presence here… confer glory and hope to newborn liberty.” Mandela went to jail for fighting to be free and for the people to feel liberated. Later on, he became president during the 1980’s. During the time Mandela was in jail he still believed on the freedom for people from Africa he got smarter.…show more content…
Marched against the taxation of British against salt. Gandhi went to jail such as others did for protesting against the British. “Where there is love there is life.” You can find life anywhere as long as you love. Gandhi's march brought a lot of attention. Many people joined him on the march for salt. He didn't make a riot or disturbed the government. Gandhi only led the march that would change the government's mind bout salt removal. Thoreau, Mandela, and Gandhi have one thing in common. The three of them went to jail just for fighting for what’s right and what they believed. Everything was done without violence. Gandhi with his march for salt, Mandela for the right of the African, and Thoreau not paying taxes for the Mexican-American
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