Outline On Mahatma Gandhi Act Of Civil Disobedience

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Brennan Anderson Professor Higgins Intercultural Communication 14 November 2014 The Father of India Introduction Thesis: One man who has improved many people’s lives and influenced multiple cultural icons through employing civil disobedience in a nonviolent way would be Mahatma Gandhi. In which his full name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Attention-Getter: Gandhi was beaten countless times and was discriminated against his whole life, yet maintained self-control and achieved goals that to some people seemed impossible through nonviolent civil disobedience. Credibility Material: After learning about Gandhi’s teachings of civil disobedience, I found that he influenced many cultural icons that used his style of protest to achieve goals for their people.…show more content…
Body of the Speech Main Point 1: Mahatma Gandhi first act of civil disobedience involving nonviolence occurred on June 7, 1893, when Mahatma refused to follow the racial segregation rules on a South African train he was kicked off the train in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Sub point A: This was because he refused to move from first class to the back of the train. Also, Gandhi was physically abused by a conductor for refusing to make space for a foreign passenger and did not retaliate in anyway. From his peaceful protest, he was able to sit in the first class section of the train. Main Point 2: His second act occurred in 1919. Even though Gandhi did support the British Army in World War 1. He started a new movement that protested against the British’s mandatory draft of Indians. Sub Point B: Thousands of Indians joined him in this movement and by 1920 he was the leader of India’s strive for Independence. Gandhi untied all Indians under god and preached Christian and Muslim ethics along with Hindu

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