Mohandas Gandhi


Gandhi experienced the prejudice upon his arrival in the country as he was forced out of his first class train berth after complaints by white passengers. That was the start of his change.

Gandhi used methods of non-violence and civil disobedience


Gandhi and 79 followers began their march to the sea on March 12. The 240-mile trip took 25 days, and Gandhi and his followers reached Dandi, located on the Indian Ocean, on April 5. The following morning, they went to the beach, gathered mud that was encrusted with salt, boiled it, and made salt, thereby breaking the salt laws.(Gandhi Leads the Salt March).
Gandhi began spinning Indian cotton on a wheel in 1918, it symbolized his desire for national self-sufficiency (knickers in a twist).

Gandhi was boycotting buying British cloth. He encouraged many Indians to spin there own cloth.

Indian gains there independence in 1948 from Great Britain.

Great Britain was busy trying to rebuild there country after World War II. So they gave India there independence.


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"Mohandas Gandhi." American Decades, edited by Judith S. Baughman, et al., Gale, 1998. Biography in Context, Accessed 11 Apr. 2017.

"Knickers in a twist; cotton exports." The Economist, 10 Mar. 2012, p. 78(US). World History in Context, Accessed 12 Apr. 2017.


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