Civil Disobedience. Jaala Smith(B) Julianna Williams(A)& Collise Dennis(C) . Question B . How was civil disobedience employed in the Abolitionist Movement? Find and explain in detail three example s.
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Jaala Smith(B) Julianna Williams(A)& Collise Dennis(C)
Civil disobedience was employed by people who were antislavery and abolitionist. They didn’t agree with slavery so they choose to go against their civil citizen’s ways and make a stand for what they believe in.
According to Henry David Thoreau, what is Civil Disobedience? Find and explain three excerpts from the text of Civil Disobedience that help us understand the concept.
“But, if I deny the authority of the State when it presents its tax bill, it will soon take and waste all my property, and so harass me and my children without end. This is hard. This makes it impossible for a man to live honestly, and at the same time comfortably, in outward respects.”
“… to be strictly just, it must have the sanction and consent of the governed. It can have no pure right over my person and property but what I concede to it. The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual.”
“This, then is my position at present. But one cannot be too much on his guard in such a case, lest his actions be biased by obstinacy or an undue regard for the opinions of men. Let him see that he does only what belongs to himself and to the hour.”