How was martin luther king, jr., influenced by thoreau's civil disobedience? select all that apply. it was a blueprint for methods of nonviolent protest. it taught him that all government was corrupt and ineffective. it was the first document to stress the importance of civil rights. it showed him that noncooperation with evil was just as important as cooperation with good.
The correct answer is:
It was a blueprint for methods of nonviolent protest.
Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience in 1849, during slavery issues and the Mexican-American war, the night after he was imprisoned in Concord, Massachusetts for refusing to pay his taxes.
In his essay he stated that the government was unfair, and that democracy only favored the majority. He also stated that people should follow their conscience first, and the laws later. Thoreau refused to pay his taxes as part of the Civil Disobedience, because the Mexican American war would lead to expansion of slavery, and Thoreau disagreed. This fact created an impact on Martin Luther King Jr, he expressed in his autobiography that Thoreau had inspired him because he was the pioneer of nonviolent methods to protest against the government.
Martin Luther King Jr., also wrote his essay A letter from Birmingham jail, after being imprisoned for the protests in Birmingham, Alabama, and talked about nonviolent protests, and the frustration towards white moderators. This fact also shows Thoreau's influence over Martin Luther King Jr.
A and C are the answers that I had
It was a blueprint for methods of nonviolent protest .
I believe that the two best options from the list provided, that best answer the question: How was Martin Luther King Jr. influenced by Thoreau´s Civil Disobedience, would be:
1. It was a blueprint for methods of nonviolent protest
2. It showed him that noncooperation with evil was just as important as cooperation with good
The effects that the writings of Henry David Thoreau had on other American, and even world, leaders, like Mahatma Ghandi, were invaluable. In the case of Dr. King, he himself tells people when he writes his speech "Letter from Birmingham Jail" that reading the essay from Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, in which Thoreau not only shows the importance of civil protest in non-violent ways, towards bad government and injustice, but also the means through which such protests can be done without causing havoc, was central to how Dr. King later on developed his own career as a Civil Rights leader.
do you have part b? ?