70266 indian flag independence day

If it weren't for Gandhi, India whould still be British

  • Sepoy Mutiny

    Sepoy Mutiny
    Sepoy soldiers rebel in an uprising called Sepoy mutiny. The indian soldiers captured the city of Delhi and the rebellion spread to northern and central India. *This is a picture of one of the battles of the Sepoy Mutiny
  • Control of India

    Control of India
    The british government took direct command of India. *This is a picture of the Brtish Empire in India
  • Congress Party

    Congress Party
    Hindu National Congress formed. It was India’s political party. (First concentrated on specific concerns for Indians, but then wanted to obtain self-government) *This is a picture of the members of the first Hindu National congress
  • Where it all starts

    Where it all starts
    Gandhi is headed to South Africa to represent Indians who believe that their rights have been violated. He was thrown out of the railway in the way to South Africa because the captain did not believe that a “coloured” person was an attorney and could go in VIP seats. *This is a picture of Gandhi when he was headed to South Africa
  • Against British Passes

    Gandhi convinces people in South Africa to not carry the passes the British force them to carry because they force human rights abuse. He burned the british passes for Indians.
  • Muslim League

    Muslim League
    Muslim League was formed, which focussed on protecting Muslim interests. *This is a picture of the first Muslim League formed
  • Gandhi Returns

    Gandhi returns to Bombay ans is greeted by many of his followers. He has done an assembly in which he states that Indians will not use force to be able to gain independence, but they will resist the blows and the pain, and don’t give the authorities obedience.
  • Exploring India

    Exploring India
    Gandhi is going on a journey to see the “real” India and how the majority of indians actually live. *This is a picture of Gandhi giving a speech to his followers
  • Returning from WWI

    Indian troops returned from WWI, yet the British did not return the freedoms they promised. Indians were still being treated inferior to the British citizens.
  • Rowlatt Acts

    British passed the Rowlatt Acts, which allowed the government to jail protesters without trial for as long as 2 years. (Having no trial violated people’s rights.)
  • Amritsar Massacre

    Amritsar Massacre
    To protest against the Rowlatt Acts, the indians decide to do a day of prayer and fasting. They join together in the city of Amritsar. The general then fired into the huge crowd and killed 1516 people, women and children included. (Lasted 10 min.) *This is a picture of the Amritsar Massacre and the thousands of wounded people.
  • Civil Disobedience

    The Congress Party endorses civil disobedience, which is the liberate and public refusal to obey an unjust law and non-violence as the means to achieve independence.
  • Non-cooperation Movement

    Non-cooperation Movement
    People no longer bought english clothes. Instead, they started to weave their own clothes to be able to weaken the English economy. *This is a picture of Gandhi weaving his own cloth
  • Authority in National Congress

    Authority in National Congress
    Gandhi assumes executive authority in the Indian National Congress and begins a declaration of demands, with the goal of becoming independent from India. *This is a picture of Gandhi and the Indian National Congress
  • Chauri Chaura Incident

    Chauri Chaura Incident
    Gandhi fasts during 5 days as a protest of the Chauri Chaura incident to make it clear that he doesn’t want any violence. This event consisted of a large group of protestants participating in the non-cooperation movement who turned violent. The people killed several policemen and burned the police station. *This is a picture of the burned bodies due to the Chauri Chaura Incident
  • Salt March

    Salt March
    To protest against the English obligation to buy English salt and pay taxes for it, Gandhi started the Salt March. This consisted that he and his followers walked to the ocean where they got saltwater and evaporated it themselves to be able to obtain salt. *This is a picture of Gandhi and his followers walking to the sea to get salt
  • Gandhi-Irwin Pact

    March, the Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed in which the British government agreed to free all political prisoners, in the return for the suspension of the civil disobedience movement.
  • Untouchables Gain Rights

    Untouchables Gain Rights
    Gandhi started a 21-day fast of self-purification to be able to help launch a one-year campaign to help the movement of the untouchables to grant them more rights. *This is a picture of Gandhi fasting
  • Start of Independence

    British Parliament passes the “Government of India” act, which provides local self government and limited democratic elections, but not total independence.
  • Indian Gains Indepence

    Indian Gains Indepence
    Britain gains independence and partition separates India into separate Hindu and Muslim nations. *This is a picture of India and Pakistan separated because of the different relious beliefs
  • Gandhi's Death

    Gandhi's Death
    A Hindu extremist who thought Gandhi was too protective over Muslims shot and killed him. *This is a picture of Gandhi's funneral