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I am going to start off with some background knowledge about who gandhi is and things he has done in life. Mohandas Gandhi was a man of great wisdom and leadership. He preached about non violent injustice, the main thing he wanted was to have peace and equality in everyone life not just his. He started off probably like any normal child, he went to school, his parents pushed his to get a good education and he did. The Inner temple is where he practiced his law to become a lawyer. This was the beginning of his great story, the first thing he did was employed nonviolent civil disobedience as a lawyer in South Africa. He went to africa when he was a 24 year old on May 1893,  It is here that Gandhi experienced a lot of racism from the people but he didn’t let it affect him he actually was open to what was happening. This was when he first developed his ideas of nonviolent protest to stop the things that were happening.  However it is also here where he illustrated his class and racial prejudices against both his fellow Indians and Africans. These next few paragraphs are some summaries and my ideas on some of the things that took place during the salt march. Mohandas Gandhi Started off the march from his religious retreat Sabermanti near Ahmedabad with only a couple of followers. The trek to the sea where the salt is, is 240 miles from where they are at. While on his journey more and more people joined when he went to diffrent places giving speeches about the law. Which being that there was a tax on the salt making it more harder for indians to survive. And salt being one of the most important aspects in indian food and also you need salt to survive (http://www.history.com/topics/salt-march)The salt march were called many diffrent things like Dandi march or salt satyagraha. India was prohibited to produce or sell salt because of the series of laws put in by the british government. Not only did gandhi get arrested but another important figure got arrested to, Jawaharlal Nehru the first prime minister of india was one too.(.https://www.britannica.com/event/Salt-March) Just before going on his big journey, gandhi sent a letter to Raj being the leader of viceroy. Telling him their actions they are going to take which being going to the salt mines and taking the salt to protest. Gandhi hired an englishman that believed in the indian movement to take the letter to the viceroy. Starting out with 73 men which are also satyagrahis(activists of truth and resolution) started walking. It took them a whooping 23 days to get to where they wanted to protest. Which continued for another 2 months after the first protest people coming from a lot of places even from the coastal cities like Bombay and Karachi. (http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/India/SaltMarch.html) I think that gandhi being able to take the first step and helping others is great. Being that nobody else was willing to stand up to an unjust law just like MLK. Yes it took shorter time but still the same concepte. He begins off with saying that this is going to be his last speech today or forever. Meaning that the british government could turn violet with attacking the people of india to stop the marches because they are technically breaking the law by producing salt by picking it up. Gandhi goes on to say that I have lead you here and now it is your time to take what is yours and be the one to continue what they were lead to, If you look back to the paragraph before this it tells you that many people did continue on going and getting the salt. This is the speech that i was talking about- In all probability this will be my last speech to you. Even if the Government allow me to march tomorrow morning, this will be my last speech on the sacred banks of the Sabarmati. Possibly these may be the last words of my life here.I have already told you yesterday what I had to say. Today I shall confine myself to what you should do after my companions and I are arrested. The programme of the march to Jalalpur must be fulfilled as originally settled. The enlistment of the volunteers for this purpose should be confined to Gujarat only. From what I have been and heard during the last fortnight, I am inclined to believe that the stream of civil resisters will flow unbroken.But let there be not a semblance of breach of peace even after all of us have been arrested. We have resolved to utilize all our resources in the pursuit of an exclusively nonviolent struggle. Let no one commit a wrong in anger. This is my hope and prayer. I wish these words of mine reached every nook and corner of the land. My task shall be done if I perish and so do my comrades. It will then be for the Working Committee of the Congress to show you the way and it will be up to you to follow its lead. So long as I have reached Jalalpur, let nothing be done in contravention to the authority vested in me by the Congress. But once I am arrested, the whole responsibility shifts to the Congress. No one who believes in non-violence, as a creed, need, therefore, sit still. My compact with the Congress ends as soon as I am arrested. In that case volunteers. Wherever possible, civil disobedience of salt should be started. These laws can be violated in three ways. It is an offence to manufacture salt wherever there are facilities for doing so. The possession and sale of contraband salt, which includes natural salt or salt earth, is also an offence. The purchasers of such salt will be equally guilty. To carry away the natural salt deposits on the seashore is likewise violation of law. So is the hawking of such salt. In short, you may  choose any one or all of these devices to break the salt monopoly.We are, however, not to be content with this alone. There is no ban by the Congress and wherever the local workers have self-confidence other suitable measures may be adopted. I stress only one condition, namely, let our pledge of truth and nonviolence as the only means for the attainment of Swaraj be faithfully kept. For the rest, everyone has a free hand. But, then does not give a license to all and sundry to carry on their own responsibility. Wherever there are local leaders, their orders should be obeyed by the people. Where there are no leaders and only a handful of men have faith in the programme, they may do what they can, if they have enough self-confidence. They have a right, nay it is their duty, to do so. The history of the is full of instances of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity. We too, if we sincerely aspire to Swaraj and are impatient to attain it, should have similar self-confidence. Our ranks will swell and our hearts strengthen, as the number of our arrests by the Government increases.Much can be done in many other ways besides these. The Liquor and foreign cloth shops can be picketed. We can refuse to pay taxes if we have the requisite strength. The lawyers can give up practice. The public can boycott the law courts by refraining from litigation. Government servants can resign their posts. In the midst of the despair reigning all round people quake with fear of losing employment. Such men are unfit for Swaraj. But why this despair? The number of Government servants in the country does not exceed a few hundred thousands. What about the rest? Where are they to go? Even free India will not be able to accommodate a greater number of public servants. A Collector then will not need the number of servants, he has got today. He will be his own servant. Our starving millions can by no means afford this enormous expenditure. If, therefore, we are sensible enough, let us bid good-bye to Government employment, no matter if it is the post of a judge or a peon. Let all who are co-operating with the Government in one way or another, be it by paying taxes, keeping titles, or sending children to official schools, etc. withdraw their co-operation in all or as many watts as possible. Then there are women who can stand shoulder to shoulder with men in this struggle.You may take it as my will. It was the message that I desired to impart to you before starting on the march or for the jail. I wish that there should be no suspension or abandonment of the war that commences tomorrow morning or earlier, if I am arrested before that time. I shall eagerly await the news that ten batches are ready as soon as my batch is arrested. I believe there are men in India to complete the work our begun by me. I have faith in the righteousness of our cause and the purity of our weapons. And where the means are clean, there God is undoubtedly present with His blessings. And where these three combine, there defeat is an impossibility. A Satyagrahi, whether free or incarcerated, is ever victorious. He is vanquished only, when he forsakes truth and nonviolence and turns a deaf ear to the inner voice. If, therefore, there is such a thing as defeat for even a Satyagrahi, he alone is the cause of it. God bless you all and keep off all obstacles from the path in the struggle that begins tomorrow.