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Gandhi

Mr. Barkes
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Daniel Barkes

on 6 December 2011

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Transcript of Gandhi

Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Gujarat, India Gandhi's family was part of the Brahamin caste What is the caste system? Brahamins- Priestly Class Kshatriyas- The Warrior Class Vaishyas- Merchant and Peasant Class Shudras- Labor Class Chandalas (Untouchables)- Lowest class, were viewed as a bad omen He was educated in law at University College, London. He passed the bar exam and became a lawyer in 1891 After getting his law degree Gandhi
returned to India to set up a law practice
in Bombay In 1893 he recieved a job
offer in Durban, South Africa
as a legal advisor. In Durban, Gandhi was treated as a member of an inferior race.
Gandhi worked to change the rights
of Indian immigrants in South Africa Gandhi remained in South Africa for 20 years where he was
imprisoned many times Gandhi's work in S. Africa
helped Indian immigrants gain
marital rights and decreased their
taxes WWI Ghandi returned home in 1915
and led the non-violent movement
for home rule. Who controlled India during this time? In 1919, Parliament passed the Rowlatt Acts, which gave the Indian colonial authorities emergency powers to deal with revolutionary activities.
The Rowlatt Act started what they were supposed to prevent. Indians revolted and over 1000 were killed Gandhi fought for the economic independence of India, by organizing a complete boycott of British goods, especially clothing.
Gandhi was seen as a
saint.

Called Mahatma (Great Soul) Gandhi used non-violence and hoped
Great Britain would see violence as
useless Gandhi was imprisoned
several times by GB In 1924 he was released
after a 2 year imprisonment,
and he tried to stay away from
politics He couldn't stay away from politics, and in
1930 he encouraged Indians to refuse to pay the British
salt tax. The protest led to a march, in which thousands of Indians followed Gandhi from Ahmedabad to the Arabian Sea The march was about 240 miles, which is equivalent to walking to Atlanta and back to Woodstock 3 times!
Gandhi continued to peacefully protest
against unjust acts throughout India until 1948. In 1948 Gandhi was
assassinated
by a Hindu extremist
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