Analyzing Henry David Thoreau's 'Civil Disobedience'

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1. Who is the author?
The author of Civil Disobedience is Henry David Thoreau.
2. What is the general topic?
The general topic is civilians conscious over government laws. If the government is corrupt or not for the people then civilians must stand for their liberties.
3. What is the main issue or problem?
The main issue is that the government is only seeking the majority vote because if they have their vote they control what goes on. Thoreau feels that as a society the duty is not to obey an unjust government.
4. What conclusion does the author reach?
The conclusion reached is that the United States government is corrupt and it is the people’s duty to right this wrong.
5. What reason does the author give to support the point being made?