In my opinion, Mr.Conn is trying to make the point that Mahatma Gandhi gained rights for a people, like Abraham Lincoln, and was defiant and bullheaded, like George Washington, while still keeping to the idea of peace. What Gandhi did is extraordinary. If your enemy does not fight you, or use violence of any kind, but is extremely persistent, sooner or later they are bound to crack. Gandhi used his persistence, just as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington did, to gain the freedom he and his people felt they deserved. Gandhi continued to speak from the grave man years after he died, and this is reflected through Martin Luther King Jr.s approach to gaining freedom for blacks living in the United States. Many people, when they think about peace or approaching a situation peaceful, they think of Mahatma Gandhi, and how he changed a nation through peaceful defiance.
I liked your answer. You made a lot of good points. Good job explaining your thoughts and opinions.
Thanks Trae. What's your views on the topic?
How was Abraham persistent Shelby?
Luke, President Abraham was very persistent in obtaining freedom for the African Americans. He was not afraid to risk everything for his country. He went around the country, talking to Union soldiers and African Americans. He was also very persistent in ending the civil war, going far beyond what many Presidents have done for their country.
I really agree with your answer, Shelbe. The fact that you just got down to the point, I appreciated that as a reader because it was simple. However, if I didn't know about the subject at hand, already, I wish you would have expanded a bit more. But, great answer!
Mr. Conn thinks that Mahatmas Gandhi accomplished more for India, than what George Washington and Abraham Lincoln did combined. It is because Gandhi lead all these Indian people to believe they can change India without non violence and they did. He got numerous followers and helped India out a lot. He did not only influence people from India because then people in America caught on to what he was doing and they used the same method to get the law that everyone is treated equal.
I agree with your answer. Good job explaing your thoughts and opinions.
Mr. Conn possibly thinks that Mahatmas Gandhi accomplished what George Washington and Abraham Lincoln combined because Mahatmas got independence from England and Abraham helped free slaves. The only difference is that Abraham and George used violence. Gandhi continues to "speak from the grave" because he showed people that you can change things without violence and because of the fact that he had a huge impact on India. People today look at him as a great influence and someone who accomplished a great thing without using violence.
I liked you answer Luke. Do you think it was good that Gandhi did it without violence?
I really agree with you how he speaks from the grave by showing what he accomplished didn't require violence, and without violence you can have a huge impact
Gandhi accomplished many things throughout his life. He was able to get and give civil rights to the people. He didn't have to fight for the rights; he didn't use any violence at all. Gandhi united his people and brought them together. He showed them that they can accomplish anything through God and together. NOT DONE
By not using violence, Gandhi had more and more people following him; also the more he went to jail, the more people followed him. The whites hated to arrest him because then the followers of Gandhi would break the law. Abraham Lincoln and George Washington used violence in their movements and wars, but Gandhi accomplished more than them without violence. I think that Gandhi continues to "speak from the grave" in many ways. He left us such a big impression in life that history can't ignore him. Many leaders in the past such as Martin Luther King, used his words of advice to help get rights and free slaves. His words of advice I think are that main reason for why he "speaks from the grave".
I agree! I think that because he used less violence, it led to people wanting to follow him more. He also showed defiance to the police. Every time he would get thrown in jail, more people would follow him. Do you like his theory of not using violence is smart? I definitely think that he does speak from the grave today. I thought that it was so cool that Martin Luther King used Gandhi as his inspiration. I also couldn't believe that he starved himself to stop people from fighting. Do you think this was a smart idea?
George Washington was the first unanimously voted president. He was able to drive out the British from the colonies, with the help of the French. He also had a he influence on our founding ideals and principals. Abraham Lincoln was the first republican president, and upon his election, caused to some degree the civil war. But he emancipated the slaves both to economically cripple the south, and for freedom of citizens. Both great presidents. Gandhi was able to throw off the oppressive British and bring stability back to India nonviolently. Britain was invading the homes of Americans, moving armies into the colonies and over taxing. The American diplomats tried to approach the British, but weren't able to agree on anything. As a last resort, the colonies rebelled. India did nonviolently push away the British. But Britain at this time was consumed with the World Wars, not being able to supply troops to India. India also wasn't a slave holding nation, which makes it hard to compare to the U.S. To convince the north to outlaw slavery, Lincoln said it would help take down the south. So, in this case, there are huge differences between these three people.
I commend you on being the first one to mention how they may be different.
Also, as another point, we portray the British in a poor light. Without the British, the Indians wouldn't be where they are today. It was great for them to have to world's largest empire controlling them in the sense that it greatly evolved and modernized them. In my opinion, that set pace for them to get where they are today.
I really liked your answer how you stated what each person did and how they are remembered
Mr.Conn argues that Mahatmas Ghandi was like Abraham Lincoln and George Washington did. He argues about that because of both presidents actually did what Ghandi did. Ghandi started a revolutionary war by giving India and Pakistan their own land. That was the George Washington side of him. The Abraham Lincoln side was that he got both territories and put Hindus in the Indian side and the Muslims in Pakistan. Like Abraham Lincoln, Ghandi was also a peace maker. So this brings us to the quote "speak from the grave." All of it means that his peace inspired a lot of people. Without the inspiration Ghandi gave to MLK. I don't think there would be a civil rights movement with MLK's inspiration which was Ghandi.
I like your answer Kiril and I agree with Mr. Conn that he accomplished as much as Abraham and George Washington together.
I like how you mentioned Martin Luther King Jr., whom I forgot to mention, and how was inspired by Gandhi. However, I would also like to mention how both of them were inspired by Jesus. Gandhi often quoted the New Testament and MLK got a doctorate in theology.
I like your answerer and agree with what you said about what he accomplished
I agree with you Kiril that without Gandhi, there might have not been a civil rights movement, or at least a not as successful one, without Gandhi as MLK's inspiration and guidelines for how to achieve freedom through civil disobedience.
I think that when Mr. Conn says that Ghandi accomplished more than Washinton and Lincoln combined, he means that Washinton and lincoln used violence to accomplish some of what they did. As we learned from the videos we watched, Ghandi refused to use violence to accomplish anything. Ghandis approach was more affective because when people saw how he was able to lead, people followed him and he became a big leader. He still speaks from the grave because many people choose the same route as him. Some people still choose to use civil disobedience
Gandhi accomplished as much as Washington and Lincoln combined. I agree that Washington and Lincoln used violence to accomplish there goals for their countries. I also agree that that Gandhi's approach was more effective. What do you think would of happened if Gandhi decided to use violence instead of peace? Do you think India would still have their independence? Good answer Trae.
Mahatmas Gandhi can be compared to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Both India and the United States, or at least the original colonies were under British rule. Washington won the Revolutionary War, giving our country its freedom, through persistence. Gandhi was also very persistent, he got arrested and even beaten numerous times, but he never gave up. Lincoln emancipated the slaves like Neil said to weaken the South and to free the black citizens. Like Gandhi, he was dealing with civil rights. Wars occurred during the presidencies of the two American presidents, but Gandhi succeeded in gaining India's independence very peacefully and non violently. He accomplished a great feat and is still remembered as though he is "speaking from the grave." In a way, he did accomplish as much as the two presidents put together, but the circumstances and time periods in which the two countries gained independence were completely different.
You did a great job on disusing this question. I agree on how Mahatma Gandhi and President Lincoln and George Washington were alike. Do you remember how Martin Luther King Jr. was "inspired" by him? Both of those leaders acted in a Godly way. Do you agree with this? Do you think Mahatma Gandhi was a follower of Christ, as Martin Luther King Jr. was? But I liked your thoughts. :)
Mahatmas Gandhi can be compared to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in many fascinating ways. In my opinion all three of these people tried to bring freedom to their countries, but they wanted to still keep peace. What Mahatmas Gandhi did for his people was amazing. He did not fight or use any types of violence against his enemies, they were going to crack sooner or later. He did whatever he could to get his people to be treated equal no matter how many times he went to jail, and no matter how many days he would go without eating. Abraham Lincoln and George Washington also did whatever they could to get the freedom they thought there people deserved. Gandhi continues to speak from the grave in many ways. For example, he was spoken through Martin Luther King Jr. in his method to bring blacks freedom in the United States. Also, when we think of peace or how to approach a situation peacefully without any harm, we often think about Mahatmas Gandhi and how he changed India with peace. Gandhi truly speaks from the grave.
I agree with your answer! All three of those people were very similar, but I think that Gandhi brought freedom faster. I like how he didn't use violence when he wanted to state his opinion. I also thought that it was really cool how he put his life in danger to stop violence. Do you think that starving himself to stop violence was a good idea? Even though he is dead, people still learn about him and how he changed the world everyday. I think that it is so cool that the story of his life is still being told to this day.
I believe that Ghandhi accomplished at least as much or more that Abraham Lincoln and George Washington combined. I think that the way Ghandhi accomplished this was better than the other to though because he was able to do it without violence. That is very important because if there was violence, it would have probably led to a war which would have caused many deaths. He made sure that in India they got there civil rights no matter what it took. He very consistently got arrested for trying to get his point across. He also did many hunger strikes to get people to not de violent and follow him. I think that he still speaks from the grave because there are still people that used his methods and teaching after he had died to try to get what they wanted without violence. He showed lots of people that you can still get what you want without having to use violence.
Mahatmas Gandhi accomplished what Abraham Lincoln and George Washington accomplished combined by bringing together people and by getting them civil rights and freedom. The amazing part about Gandhi is that he was able achieve equal rights for all his people through non violent protests, while Abraham Lincoln and George Washington achieved freedom for their people, but through war and by drawing blood. Gandhi never fought with people, he never promoted violence, and even when there was violence, even though the violence was for civil rights, Gandhi went on a hunger strike so that people would stop fighting. The way that Mahatmas Gandhi still "speaks from the grave" is that many people still follow his ways. Martin Luther King Jr. said that Gandhi was his inspiration because of the ways he was able to achieve freedom through non violent acts. Gandhi also speaks from the grave because civil disobedience is very common if people are unhappy with the ruler. Mahatmas Gandhi really does speak from the grave, and he will continue to do so for many years to come.
I agree with you of how Martin Luther King Jr. uses Gandhi's examples of peace. I think that the world would be a better place if we used Gandhi's examples. Have you ever heard of this quote by Gandhi " Be the change you want to see in the world!"? What do you think of this quote Mr. C.
I think Mr Conn thinks Gandhi accomplished what Washington and Lincoln did together because he did it without violence. Washington fought for freedom from England and used violence as a way to get the freedom he wanted. Lincoln fought to free slaves and he started a civil war while doing it. And then there is Gandhi he tried to free the people of india from England by boycotting goods from England and not wearing any clothes from England instead he wore his trade mark hand spun robes. Gandhi continues to speak from the grave because his ways were used by others like Martin Luther King Jr and others starved themselves to try to get what they want which was another way Gandhi used to get freedom.
I agree with Mr. C that Gandhi is like Washington and Lincoln combined because Washington got the U.S indepence from Britain, and Lincoln won the civil war with violence and not peaceful like Gandhi. I say that is a lot to take in. He continues to "speak from the grave" because people continued to follow his examples.
Mr. Conn argues that Mahatma Ghandi accomplished what both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington did for his country, I think, because it's what both of those men strived and accomplished themselves. Ghandi fought for independence and equal treatment, just like Lincoln and Washington. However, Ghandi went about solving the present problems in his country in a peaceful way.
Ghandi still speaks from the grave in a lot of ways. First of all, we're still learning about him in our classes in high school and college. Also, when people learn about him in said classes, they take on his mantra. They strive to be peaceful and solve problems peacefully, such as he did. This is tracked to people like Martin Luther King Jr., and many others; some, normal people just trying to make a difference.
I think, Ghandi and everyone who followed him, and still does, is inspiring. It shows more strength than someone who is fighting battles with their fists. And it shows that you don't need muscles or weapon, you can use persistence and nonviolence to change the world.
Mr. Conn believes that Mahatma Gandhi is a very important person in history. He believes that he accomplished what Abraham Lincoln and George Washington did. Gandhi was able to convince a lot of people to follow him. He was a person who showed defiance since he was younger. He didn't think that people should be treated unequally. Lincoln and Washington also believed that people should be treated equally, but it took them a while to get that point to get across to everyone. Gandhi achieved this in a shorter amount of time. He also believed that he should solve this problem in India in a peaceful way instead of using violence. Compared to how long it took Washington and Lincoln to gain independence, it didn't take Gandhi very long to have his statement spread across India.
Gandhi continues to speak from the grave because of how much of an impact he made when he was alive. Many people still learn about Gandhi today. He was thrown in jail many times because he spoke for what he believed in. He showed people that no one could stop his from speaking his mind. Every time he got put in jail, more people would follow him. Many people today even like to learn about how he was able to turn many people's lives around. He was such a great leader, and he impacted history. I think he was very brave and smart. Just like other historic people, he created a huge commotion to gain independence for India. This is makes him speak beyond the grave. Even though he is dead, we will never forget how much he was able to accomplish in a small amount of time.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.