Mohandas Gandhi By Ambria helmeR

Hello fellow countrymen, I am going to talk about how I gained independence from Great Britain.

Firstly, I wanted independence from Great Britain because Britain’s Salt Acts prohibited Indians from collecting or selling any salt.

The Salt March in India was an act of civil disobedience to protest British rule in India. During the march, thousands of Indians followed me from a distance of about 240 miles. The march resulted in the arrest of nearly 60,000 people, including myself.

I also announced that I was going to begin a “fast unto death” in order to protest British support of a new Indian constitution, which gave the country’s lowest classes–known as “untouchables”–their own separate political representation for a period of 70 years.

The longest I have fasted for was 21 days, fasting was a part of my non-violence act

Another way I tried to gain independence was I boycotted British cloth in favor of homespun cotton — a strategy that is of added significance for Indians who have been thrown out of work by Britain's machine-manufactured textile industry.

After all of these nonviolence and civil disobedience acts, India has finally gained independence in 1947

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Created with images by Nagarjun - "Gandhi chuckling like a child" • Ben Sutherland - "Mahatma Gandhi"

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