Mohandas Gandhi Join the independence movement

My name is Mohandas Gandhi. I was born on October 2, 1869. I was raised in a Hindu family. I went to law school and stayed in South Africa for a while practicing. I came back to India in 1915. I hope to become the prominent leader of the Indian independence movement within the British ruled India. I believe in non-violence and civil disobedience.

Why do we as Indians want independence? Well for starters there are so many racism unjust laws. What I mean by that is us as Indian's and Muslims can not sit in 1st class on a train. We also can not walk on the sidewalks with British men. Lastly, we have to do the work of the untouchables and get paid less for doing the same work as the British in our own country.

If you haven't noticed, the Britain's control us. The Britain's decide how we live and how we eat. The British live so much better than us Indian's even though it is our country.

We as Indian's have to pay higher rents than British in our own country. We get beatings all the time from the British. We are forced to do the labor that they don't want to do. Not only do we have to do forced labor we also don't get paid for doing that work or if we do get paid we get paid less than the British.

Farmers are also forced to grown cash crops like cotton and indigo by the British.

Anyone who is not a white person and is not British has to have what they call a pass law. Which gives us permission to be where we are, where any white person is allowed to come up to us at anytime and ask us for these passes and if we don't have the pass then we can be arrested.

This is a violation of privacy, they can just come up to us while we are in our homes even and ask us for this pass. We can't stand for this anymore, we all need to come together and stand up for ourselves and stand against the British.

We can start rebelling the British by burning these pass laws that allow us to live and do what we do. We would be burning them to show the British that they no longer have control over us.

We can go on strikes against the British. We can go on a strike where we no longer work for that day and use no trains or any type of transportation other than our feet to get around. We would do this to show that we can do just fine with out the British and we would stop supporting them and their products.

We can protest against the British by not following the new laws they have in place. Show them that no matter what they do or say they can not control us and can not tell us what to do. We want our independence from you and we will do anything we need to do to get that independence.

We need to show the British that no matter what they do or say to us they can't get to us and can not make us fight back. Even if the British start the fighting first.

This is what I imagine the non-violence to be like, that even though the British are beating us and fighting us we don't fight back and let them know they are getting to us.

As you know the British even control our own Indian Ocean and make us pay for the salt that comes from OUR Ocean. I am done putting up with this. I am going to organize a march to the Indian Ocean where we go against the law and against the British government and get our own salt. This is a direct action campaign of tax resistance, I'm sick of paying more for things that is made in our own country.

This is what I imagine the "Salt March" to look like, every Indian coming together to work against the British in getting our independence.

The last thing we can do to gain our independence from the British is get rid of everything we own that is owned or made by them. Starting with our clothes, we can get rid of the clothes that are made by the British and start making our own with the spinning wheel.

This is what I imagine the spinning wheel to look like and how to use it. We can get the independence we want from the British if we do everything we can, stay positive and show them they no longer control us.

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