What makes someone disobedient?
Disobedience can have a variety of causes. At times, it is due to unreasonable parental expectations. Or it might be related to the child’s temperament, or to school problems, family stress, or conflicts between his parents.
Who wrote lives of quiet desperation?
Henry David Thoreau
Is a democracy such as we know it the last improvement possible in government?
“Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? “Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.”
When civil disobedience is justified?
Greenwalt modifies his position that civil disobedience is justified if it probably makes a contribution to the social good large enough to outweigh the moral duty to obey the law. He also argues that “the law should be obeyed because individual judgement is unreliable” (Greenwalt, 1970, p. 345).
Who did Thoreau inspire?
Thoreau’s philosophy of civil disobedience later influenced the political thoughts and actions of such notable figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr. Thoreau is sometimes referred to as an anarchist.
What is the overall message of Thoreau’s solitude?
Thoreau is writing “Solitude” to persuade his audience that living alone in close communion with nature is good for the body, mind, and soul. Using simile, Thoreau compares his serenity to a lake’s calm surface and compares the friendliness he feels from Nature to an atmosphere that sustains him.
Who coined the term civil disobedience?
Is the Boston Tea Party civil disobedience?
The violent versus nonviolent nature of civil disobedience is still debated, so those historians who believe violence is acceptable may consider the destruction of tea an act of civil disobedience. According to this definition, the Boston Tea Party was not civil disobedience because of the destruction of property.
Why is the Boston Tea Party considered an example of civil disobedience?
The event was the first major act of defiance to British rule over the colonists. It showed Great Britain that Americans wouldn’t take taxation and tyranny sitting down, and rallied American patriots across the 13 colonies to fight for independence.
Who said that the best government was the one that governed least?
An aphorism often erroneously attributed to Thomas Jefferson, “That government is best which governs least…”, was actually found in Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience.