Jeff Cessford 11-16-98 Eng. 101-04
King and Thoreau
There are times throughout the history of the United States when its citizens have felt the need to revolt against the government. There were such cases during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry David Thoreau, when there was unfair discrimination against the Afro-American community and Americans refusing to pay poll taxes to support the Mexican War. They used civil disobedience to eventually get legislation to stop the injustice brought against them and their nation. Civil disobedience is defined as refusal to obey civil laws or decrees, which usually takes the form of passive resistance. People practicing civil disobedience break a law because they consider the law unjust, and want to call...
Excerpt from file: KingandThoreau JeffCessford 111698 Eng.10104 TherearetimesthroughoutthehistoryoftheUnitedStateswhenitscitizens havefelttheneedtorevoltagainstthegovernment.Thereweresuchcasesduring thetimeofDr.MartinLutherKingJr.andHenryDavidThoreau,whentherewas
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