How Did Gandhi Use Civil Disobedience?

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Gandhi used civil disobedience which consisted of the refusal to fight back with any physical violence, for unjust laws. The world was continuously shocked by his great accomplishments using methods such as fasting and non-violence. Due to Gandhi's non-violence and his use of civil disobedience, he was the most influential person that led to the gaining of Indian Independence. Gandhi's life consisted of many important people and countless activities that led to his major success. Mohandas Gandhi otherwise known as Mahatma Gandhi had a wife and four sons that were very important to his accomplishments. Gandhi's wife, Kasturba, was a very strong independent woman. When Gandhi would leave and go somewhere else to study or be a lawyer, she would stay behind and take care of the children during their…show more content…
The march consisted of about two-hundred miles and started in Ashram Ahmadabad and ended at the Arabian Sea. They marched to boycott the ridiculous taxing on salt. "After a 24-hour long march to the Indian Ocean, Gandhi picked up a few pieces of salt - a signal to the rest of the sub-continent to do the same" (The 1930 Salt March). Well over fifty-thousand Indians were arrested and taken to jail due to all the salt laws they broke with civil disobedience. Absolutely nothing was changed directly after the Salt March but it proved that the key to Independence was to be peaceful with the use of non-violence. The British were quite annoyed when they arrested Indians and they still refused to be violent in return. During this time, it was illegal to manufacture salt absolutely anywhere so Indians used civil disobedience to boycott. This resulted in all of the arrests done by the British. When Gandhi had his peaceful civil disobedience campaigns, it easily led to the British retaliating in acts such as the Jallianwala Bagh
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