Compare And Contrast Gandhi And Martin Luther King

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter” Martin Luther King Jr. It is of the utmost importance that people stand up for what you believe is true to cause the change they want to see. Our country was based from the beginning on that belief. Now, everyone has forgotten about the significance of the 1st amendment. We can do it violently such as the birth of America or peacefully like Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. For instance, the whole reason the United States split from Britain was because the Parliament did not listen to the requests of their American citizens. Even when we told them their faults, they shunned us and put us at the bottom of their list of necessities. The Stamp Act, for example, gave British the permission to tax all paper items without the consent of the people. This caused protest and when enough people joined a cause, we got what we wanted: sovereignty. Though at the price of many dead Americans and financial ruin because of the war. This is one of the few examples of when violent protests actually worked. …show more content…

Such was the case of Gandhi. He is the “father of the nation” for India when they got free from the British on August 15, 1947. Gandhi disliked war and even rejected it, he wanted to get what he wanted through peacefully protesting against grievances of the British government on Indian soil. Using these techniques, Martin Luther King Jr. got his way with the “Civil Rights Movement”, which disputed for equal rights to each and every American. As you can see, with all these examples, people with a goal can get what they want. Through the use of standing up for what you believe any man or woman can build a better future for themselves or their country. With the famous words of Abraham Lincoln, “Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand

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