The Salt March

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The Salt March

The Salt March

By: Austin Dunn & Lexi Turner

The Salt March began on March 12th 1930. It lasted until April 6th 1930.

Mahatma Gandhi proposed a non-violent march protesting the British Salt Tax, which was called "satyagraha."

It took place from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi.

The Indians, under Brritish rule, were not alowed to collect or sell salt, for themselves, which they used a lot of. The British had a monopoly that said that the Indians could only get salt if the bought it. The British put a high tax on the said because there was no other competiton, and they made a lot of money from it. Ghandi didnt like this rule and this led him to lead The Salt March.

On March 12, 1930, Gandhi set out from his religious retreat at Sabermanti with several dozen followers on a journey of 240 miles to thel town of Dandi on the Arabian Sea. There, Gandhi and his supporters were to go against British policy by making salt from seawater. On the way, Gandhi told large crowds, and had a growing number of people joined the salt satyagraha. By the time they reached Dandi on April 5, Gandhi was the leader of a crowd of many He said prayers and early the next morning walked down to the sea to make salt.



The significance of the salt march is that India finally was granted its independence in 1947.







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