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Gandhi and Martin Luther King

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE USA 1941-80

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R.S2 By Chris Drew

The teachings in R.S1 greatly influenced both Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was a man who helped the country of India to independence. More importantly he did this without ever using violence. The fact that he never used violence helped, because, India got sympathy from other countries.

Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in India, he got married at the age of thirteen, and then in 1888 he went to England to study law. Three years later he passed his law examinations and enrolled as a barrister. This would help him later on in life when he was in court for the breaking the law.

Gandhi's first effort to get equal treatment for Indians was in South Africa where all Indians that lived there had to carry identification papers. To try and get equal treatment he incited people to burn their identification papers, (he also burnt his own.)

The thing that made Gandhi try and get equal treatment for all Indians was when he was travelling to Pretoria by train. He had bought a first class ticket, but he was asked to move to

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