Gandhi wanted to use satyagraha and ahimsa to help

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Gandhi wanted to use satyagraha and ahimsa to help free the Indians from British rule C.2. Paid special attention to the lower-caste and workers, and the civil issues affecting them. This is because he believed that everyone is equal and should be treated in an equal manner. C.3. Also tried to unite the Hindus and Muslims by urging religious tolerance D. British East India Company D.1. Britain fought for trading dominance, and won more and more political influence, making them stronger
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D.2. This resulted in an Indian nationalist party arising. And this is when Gandhi advised his fellow Indians to get involved in nonviolent civil disobedience D.3. The Indians wanted that freedom even more after the British had passed the Rowlatt Acts, which stated that there were severe punishments for civil disobedience, and martial law in India even though WWI had ended E. Civil Disobedience and Satyagraha E.1. The first move by Gandhi that went nationwide was the closing of al businesses E.1.a. A few days later, the British fired into a crowd of protesters, killing hundreds and wounding thousands. This event was considered the biggest massacre of this independence movement, and is known as the Jallianwallabagh. E.1.b. This massacre helped Gandhi gain many, many more followers, and he fasted for 72 hours straight to show how moral power overcomes physical power. E.2. Next, Gandhi put into action what was called the noncooperation movement E.2.a. This included boycotts of many British related goods/services, such as foreign clothing, British courts, etc.
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E.2.b. Gandhi also brought about something called swadeshi (one’s own country)   E.2.b.i. Urged people to produce their own food, clothing, and anything else to meet their own needs E.2.b.ii. This movement led to the arrest of national leaders, including Gandhi himself E.3. Salt Walk E.3.a. Gandhi got out of prison 2 years later, because of ill health, and fasted for 21 days straight, to endorse unity between the Hindus and Muslims E.3.b. Also started next big Satyagraha in response to the British’s Salt Act, which did not allow Indians to buy salt from non- government sellers E.3.c. Marched 200 miles to the sea to collect sea water and produce their own salt E.3.d. Many joined the march, many were stopped, many were arrested, but the overall protest was successful!
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