Gandhi

Gandhi:
1) Where did Gandhi famously march to? Why?

He famously marched to a little village by the name of Dandi, India. Gandhi had gathered some salt shortly after he arrived.
2) What law was Gandhi openly defining?

Gandhi was openly defying the British Salt Law.
3) Why were 100,000 people sent to jail?

All in a months time more than 100,000 people decided to make salt illegally.
4) Who did India want independence from? Explain what imperialism is in your own words.

Indians wanted independence from Great Britain. Imperialism is the expanding and growth of a society with land and resources.
5) What is ahimsa? Explain why Gandhi was an advocate for ahimsa?

Ahimsa is a way of life and thinking. The meaning of this word is “Do not injure” or nonviolence.
6) List 4 religions that Gandhi ‘practiced’ or supported? Why do you think Gandhi speaking positively about so many religions was good for his campaign and popularity?

Four religions include, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and last but not least Ahimsa. It was a very good idea because then he would grab the attention of many different people.
7) Complete the following sentence; “the spirit of non-violence sprang from…..” What do you think this means?

The spirit of non-violence sprang from an inner realization of spiritual unity in himself.
8) What is Satyagraha? What were its two goals?
(If you have to look this up elsewhere to ensure it makes sense for you- please do that.)

Gandhi’s main tactic in his fight against the British was what he called Satyagraha, which means “Soul-Force” or “The power of truth”. Gandhi developed Satyagraha as the practical extension of ahimsa and love.
9) When did India become independent?
India became independent in 1947.
10) What happened on the eve of India’s independence?
Riots erupted all over India between Muslims and Hindus.
11) Do you think what Gandhi did was honorable and just? Do you think he could have accomplished the same or better by working through violence?
I think what he did was honorable and just. He knew what he wanted, believed in change and never ever gave up. I believe he could’ve done better with violence.
12) What movement in the U.S.A. was inspired by Gandhi’s work?
The Civil Rights movement was inspired by Gandhi’s work with Martin Luther King. Jr

13) Do some additional research, how long did Gandhi fast for? Why did he fast? What did it accomplish?
He fasted for 21 days. Gandhi fasted for self-discipline.
14) Do some additional research, what happened to Gandhi? How did he die?
Gandhi was shot in Delhi during a prayer event. He died on January 30, 1947.

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