Gandhi's Non-Violent Rebellion

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  • Train Ride in South Africa

    Train Ride in South Africa
    Gandhi is discriminated because he is traveling in first class in South Africa, and he is colored. Gandhi refuses to go to third class (civil disobedience) and he is kicked out of the train.
  • Indian National Congress Formed

    Indian National Congress Formed
    Indian National Congress founded as forum for emerging nationalist feeling.
  • Gandhi's First Act of Civil Disobedience

    Gandhi's First Act of Civil Disobedience
    Find Out More!Gandhi convinces his followers in South Africa to fight against the government but instead of fighting with violence, they fight by disobeying the law.
  • Gandhi is Arrested

    Gandhi is Arrested
    Gandhi is Arrested for the First Time, for Refusing to Carry an Obligatory ID Card in South Africa
  • Gandhi Challenges the Caste System

    Gandhi Challenges the Caste System
    Gandhi comes from the second class level of the Indian social pyramid, so his family is very rich. But Gandhi disobeys the social norm, and goes and lives with the farmers on an Ashram.
  • End of WWI

    End of WWI
    The British promised Indians more independence and say in the government if they helped provide soldiers for WWI. At the end of the war, however, Britain did not make good on this promise.
  • Amritsar Massacre

    Amritsar Massacre
    Thousands of Indians gather to hear political speeches about Indian Nationalism and independence. The British, believing the Indians are beginning an uprising, send troops in. The result is a massacre in which hundreds were killed and thousands injured.
  • Government of India Act

    Government of India Act
    This act allowed more Indians to be able to participate in the Indian government, though only the wealthy.
  • First non-cooperation movement

    First non-cooperation movement
    At the Calcutta session of the Congress in September 1920, Gandhi convinced other leaders of the need to start a non-cooperation movement where India could get sefl-rule.
  • Gandhi fasts

    Gandhi fasts
    Gandhi Begins Twenty-One Day Fast in an attempt to reconcile Hindus and Muslims in India. He urges them to unite under their national identity.
  • Salt March to the Sea

    Salt March to the Sea
    Gandhi starts a 200-mile protest march towards the sea with 78 followers to protest the British monopoly on salt, he gained more followers along the way.
  • Quit India Movement Begins

    Quit India Movement Begins
    Indian National Congress launches "Quit India" movement. Gandhi and others asked for immediate independence of India and against sending Indians to World War II. He asked all teachers to leave their schools, and other Indians to leave their respective jobs and take part in this movement. Due to Gandhi's political influence, his request was followed by a massive proportion of the population.
  • Partition of India and Pakistan

    Partition of India and Pakistan
    India and Pakistan were granted independence and separated into two independent nations (division between Hindus and Muslims)
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    Anti-British Civil Disobedience Campaign

    Nationalist figurehead Mahatma Gandhi launches anti-British civil disobedience campaign.
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    WWII