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Civil Disobedience

Summary: Civil Disobedience influenced Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, and Mohandas Gandhi to stand up for what they believed in without acts of violence. They followed their conscience to make decisions that will help bring positive reform to the people of their time. All of these leaders are now viewed as heroes because they made a difference in their community and changed the nature that people live in. Thoreau agrees that people need to live in a nature in which they can survive by stating "If a plant cannot live according to its nature; it dies; and so a man."
Civil Disobedience

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a Black seamstress, was on a bus after an intense day at work. She was seated in the middle of the bus, and a few stops later a White man demanded a seat. The bus driver asked her and three other black customers to move, but Parks refused and the bus driver threatened to call the police; her response to his threat is, "Go ahead and call them" ("Rosa Parks"1). This incident is influenced by a man, Henry David Thoreau, who wrote Civil Disobedience. In Thoreau's writing, he affirms individual conscience and advocates nonviolent acts of political resistance to protest unjust government policy. Thoreau himself follows his principles when he refuses to pay taxes that would be used to finance a government that supports slavery and the Mexican War, two issues that are against his conscience. His actions and his writing, Civil...

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