Gandhi: Leader of Indian Nationalism & Independence (Ana Caty Trevino)

  • Indian Rebellion

    Indian revolt for independence against the British government takes place.
  • Government of India Act

    An act of parliament of the United Kingdom. Called for the abolishment of the British East India Company.
  • The Hindu Indian National Congress

    This congress ranged from the moderate to the radical and after World War One was led by the likes of Gandhi and Nehru.
  • The Muslim League

    Led the demand for the partition of India resulting in the creation of Pakistan. The other group to free India from foreign rule was created. This group was called the Muslim League.
  • Gandhi Returns to India

    Gandhi returns home to India from South Africa, and receives a hero's welcome.
  • Indian Troops Return Home

    Indian troops return back to India from war.
  • Rowlatt Acts

    Since the Indians began to show their hatred against the British, the British passed the Rowlatt Acts which were a series of laws that allowed the govenment to jail protsters without trial.
  • Amritsar Massacre

    Hindus and Muslims went to Amritsar to pray and listen to political speeches as a way to protest the Rowlatt Acts. They were unaware that the British had recently banned publc meetings and the British thought that such gathering was on purpose. Alarmed, the British troops were ordered to fire at the crowd. (400 Indiands died and 1,200 were wounded)
  • Civil Disobedience

  • Declaration of Independence in India

    Gandhi publishes the Declaration of Independence of India.
  • Salt March

    Gandhi organized a march along the seacost where they collected seawater and let it evaporate to create their own salt. This was a demostration to protest against the Salt Act (act that only allowed the Indians to buy British salt and pay tax on it). 60,000 people, including Gandhi were arrested.
  • Arrested for Sedition

    Gandhi is arrested for sedition, and held without a trial.
  • Persia Becomes Iran

    Reza Shah Pahlavi changed the name of Persia to Iran.
  • Government of India Act

    Government of India Act passes British Parliament and is implemented in India; it is the first movement toward independence.
  • Indian National Congress Rejects The Cripps Proposal

    The Indian National Congress rejects the Cripps proposal, and declares it will grant its support for the British war effort only in return for independence.
  • Official Indian Independence

    Indian independence becomes official, as does the partition into two countries, India and Pakistan
  • Gandhi's Assasination

    Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Vinayuk Godse, a Hindu nationalist.