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Thoreau and King

Summary: Many times in American history citizens have disagreed with the laws of the government and felt the need to revolt. During such periods of time Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry David Thoreau led passive revolts.
Thoreau and King

Many times in American history citizens have disagreed with the laws of the government and felt the need to revolt. During such periods of time Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry David Thoreau led passive revolts. Martin Luther King Jr. is known for is passive resistant form of protesting the injustices to the African American population in America. Henry David Thoreau is well known for is refusing to pay poll taxes that would support the Mexican War. Both men practiced non-violent forms of protest to try and reform unjust laws and ways. For their efforts they suffered prison sentences and threats from those representing their opposing cause. Even through their sufferings both remained dignified and stood for what they believed was right, but unlike many others they did this without becoming violent.

Throughout his essay, "Civil Disobedience" Thoreau states his opinions about the American...

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