Examples Of Civil Disobedience

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From slave revolts, to LGBT riots, to mass sit-ins, disobedience is the engine of progressive social change. If there is no rebellion or disobedience, what will prompt people to change injustices? Through rebellion and disobedience, people bring the issues and injustices that they are trying to change out into the light for everyone to see. As Wilde points out, history clearly shows that it has been disobedience, rebellion, and fight, which have driven progress over the millennia. I believe that in order to maintain moral integrity, and promote social progress disobedience is needed.
The earliest example of disobedience is the formation of this very country. The American People were infuriated by the treatment of the British. Many of the colonies were founded by people wanting to escape persecution in England. When the British government started to become more involved within the colonies, tension rose and the colonists worried they would once again lose their freedoms and be persecuted by the British. The British started imposing taxes on the colonies such as the Tea Act, Quartering Act, and the Stamp Act.The laws imposed by the British did not
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Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience produced crisis situations between activists and government authorities.Forms of protest or civil disobedience included boycotts such as the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama; "sit-ins" such as the influential Greensboro sit-ins; marches, such as the Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama or the march on Washington as well as a wide range of other nonviolent activities . The March on Washington was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and demanded civil and economic rights for African Americans. But this civil disobedience and rebellion led to the civils rights act which ended government imposed