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Mohandas Gandhi

Indian who used nonviolent resistance to fight for India's independence from Britain

Martin Luther King

American who used civil disobedience to gain rights for African Americans

Henry Thoreau

Transcendentalist writer who wrote about civil disobedience


Nonviolent resistance philosophy developed by Gandhi


Place of Martin Luther King Jr's birth

South Africa

Place where Gandhi first used his non-violent resistance

Resistance to Civil Government

Essay which Gandhi thanks for some of his ideas on non-violent resistance


Means Great Soul

Fugitive Slave Law

Law which Thoreau opposed strongly in the 1850's

Higher Law

Law which Transcendentalists thought was more important than any government's laws

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