Indian Independence

I, Mohandas Gandhi, am choosing to stand for Indian Independence. I will apply my best efforts to achieve this through civil disobedience and passive resistance.

The reason in which I seek independence for India is the fact that I believe Britain rule is curse. With their intentions of making our nation better, they're reducing our culture so that we can follow their ethics. Additionally, by wasting money on military supplies and civil administration along with high taxes, they're making us poor. Also, at this point they've diminished us politically to serfdom.

In my efforts to achieve independence, I was arrested four times. When I was charged with conspiring against the government, I plead guilty, receiving a six year sentence, but I was released before my sentence was competed.
Salt March

A way in which I decided to fight for independence was to conduct the salt march. This march consisted of a 240 walk to the Arabian Sea coast for the Indians to collect salt. The significance of this was that British salt acts prohibited the Indians from buying or selling salt. This was an opportunity to exemplify civil disobedience and stress the fact that we will not use violence in our conquest to independence. Tens of thousands of people chose to follow me in this journey, yet at the end of the march, around 60,000 Indians were arrested., including me.

A month before this march, on March 2, 1930, I had written a letter to the British viceroy, Lord Irwin. The purpose of this letter was to peacefully demand independence. It gave a description of my beliefs and evidence I included to support them. I also included how I intended to take action regarding the situation.

August 15th, 1947

On August 15th, 1947 we had successfully achieved independence, but compromises had to be made. Since the disputes between the Muslims and the Hindus were an ongoing problem, they had been separated. Hindus had remained in India while Muslims were given a piece of land from India to have as their own nation, which became Pakistan. The granting of independence will remain as the "noblest act of the British."

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