Identify an example in this country of civil disobedience that you feel was justified and explain why? Civil disobedience means, a group's disapproval to abide by the law because they place confidence that the law is corrupt. Civil disobedience is a refusal to obey unjust laws, or in other words, defying the law because you don’t agree with it. Civil disobedience is usually displayed in a peaceful way. Although, if a person commits civil disobedience they should be prepared to face the aftermath of their actions, such as jail (Audio English, 2013).
An example of civil disobedience would have to be the famous story of Rosa Parks in which she was arrested for Civil Disobedience on December 1, 1955. Rosa Parks stood up for what she had faith in. At about night fall of December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, being an African women, was burned out after an extensive day of working, predetermined to take a seat at the front of the bus for her ride home. She refused to give up her seat to a white commuter; she was then taken into custody for overstepping an Alabama law that required black people to give up their seats to white people when the bus was full. Blacks also had to sit at the back of the bus according to Alabama law. Rosa Parks arrest was successful by a one-day bus boycott on her court date. The NAACP knew it needed to carry forward with their action, to prosperously challenge segregated public transportation. The new pastor was Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in which he became the commander of the boycott. He demanded there be nonviolent actions to accomplish the objective of justice. Martin Luther King Jr. quoted, "We must use the weapon of love.” Rosa Parks being arrested flared a 381-day shut out of the Montgomery bus system. Supreme Court banned segregation on public transportation in 1956 and the boycott ended over a year after it had begun. Rosa Parks, the woman who helped form the civil rights movement of the 1960s. She became known as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” (Americas Story, 2013).
Martin Luther King Jr. spent the last of his days giving aspiration and probability to the people who were unsure of what was in the future for them. If it wasn’t for this movement, African-American opportunities wouldn’t exist. Their opportunities wouldn’t be like every American citizen who has that right. And the United States wouldn’t be guided by its first African-American president.
Also identify an example of civil disobedience that you feel went too far and explain why. In 1846, Henry David Thoreau...