Essay on Gandhi 's First Mass Civil Disobedience Campaign

1340 Words Dec 12th, 2016 6 Pages
an ambulance corps of 1,100 volunteers to show the British Empire that they are worthy of full rights of citizenship. In 1906, Gandhi “organized his first mass civil-disobedience campaign” and after years of protest as well as imprisonment, a compromise was made (Mahatma Gandhi). The government then recognized Hindu marriages and abolished poll tax for Indians.
In 1919, the British authorities enacted the Rowlatt Act which allowed imprisonment “of those suspected of sedition without trial” (Mahatma Gandhi). The Massacre of Amritsar occurred in April 1919 in which British troops killed 400 demonstrators. Gandhi also started the Indian home rule movement for mass boycotts against everything British controlled (Mahatma Gandhi). He was leader of the Indian National Congress, advocating for nonviolence. Gandhi was sentenced to 6 years in jail due to sedation and being released early to urge unity between Muslims Hindus through fasting (Mahatma Gandhi).
Gandhi led the Salt March which was an important historical event in India. British salt acts placed taxes on salt and did not allow Indians to collect or sell salt. In defiance of this government monopoly, Gandhi planned a march to the Arabian Sea (Mahatma Gandhi). Followers went with him to the coastal town of Dandi and they broke the law my making salt from the sea water. The Salt March sparked many other protests as well as civil disobedience across India (Mahatma Gandhi). He also played a significant part in India’s road to…

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