What Are Henry David Thoreau's Principles Of Civil Disobedience

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Henry David Thoreau was first in the XIX century who formulated the theoretical principles of civil disobedience and practiced it in his life. He had a tremendous influence on all subsequent submissions of civil disobedience. Thoreau's main goal was to maintain his own moral virtue and freedom, to seek the truth in the way, as he understood it. Over the centuries there were many people who could achieve their goals through violence and who had the necessary funds, courage and strength but they decided not to resort to violence under any circumstances. These people were principled opponents of violence. There were people who tried to peacefully resist state violence such as Henry Thoreau, Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King. There are

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