A man named Henry David Thoreau was a very hippy person. He thought the war was wrong. He refused to pay taxes to the American government because of it. However, it was illegal to refuse to pay taxes which are owed to the government.Thoreau was arrested and thrown in jail.Thoreau sat in a jail cell, rather than pay the taxes and a fine to get out. He did this to make a public statement: "I refuse to support the war." While …show more content…
In India, his peaceful leadership encouraged the Indian people to protest and persist until their country won its independence from British rule.Gandhi was so peaceful. He is standing up for his beliefs, but it's going to be a peaceful protest. The protest was called "saw it march." He was against the British rule of India. Since Gandhi stood up for his beliefs, he got arrested. Even after he got arrested he said, "But let there be not a semblance of breach of peace even after all of us have been arrested." He just wanted to stand up for what he thought it was right in a peaceful way.
Nelson Mandela was a political leader.H e stood up for what was right. He chose to speak out against apartheid. He thought that there were injustices being made against, South Africans. Because of his belifs, he was put in jail for 27 years. After he got out of jail, he said "I never lost hope that this great transformation would occur." People from south Africa loved Nelson Mandela because of what he did. They elected him to be president of Africa.
My thoughts are that this world wouldn't be how it is today because of those 3 men. They sacrificed their life for their beliefs and because of them we have the government we have right now. Slavery is illegal and India is finally got their independence. I appreciate and respect what they