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Civil Disobedience Review
Semester 1 Final Exam
Terms in this set (15)
What is the main theme of 'Civil Diobedience'?
The government is best which governs least. The ability for people to govern themselves.
What does Thoreau say a citizen should disobey?
Thoreau says the government is immoral.
Why was Thoreau put in jail?
Thoreau was put into jail because he was disobeying the law by refusing to pay taxes.
What role does Thoreau challenge in 'Civil Disobedience'?
Thoreau challenges the government.
What kind of government does Thoreau describe in 'Civil Disobedience'?
How does Civil Disobedience reflect ideas of Transcendentalism?
It stresses the individual's ability and responsibility to judge the actions of government.
What does Thoreau say is the greatest hinderance on society in 'Civil Disobedience'?
Thoreau says the government is the greatest hinderance on society in 'Civil Disobedience'.
What does Thoreau say happens when government gets involved in trade an commerce?
Thoreau says Trade an commerce gets in the way when the government gets involved with trade and commerce.
What can you infer about Thoreau's political philosophy?
Thoreau believes that people are politically responsible for themselves.
What does Thoreau say government should be based on?
Thoreau says the government should be based on justice.
What does Thoreau say is not always found in the majority?
Thoreau says justice is not always found in the majority.
What does Thoreau call for, in terms of government, at the conclusion?
Thoreau calls for a better government
What does Thoreau compare soldiers to?
Thoreau compares soldiers to machines.
What situation caused Thoreau to write 'Civil Disobedience"?
The Mexican War
How does Thoreau support his view that the government is abused by powerful individuals?
He cites examples of an unpopular war
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