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by Henry David Thoreau

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What does Thoreau think is the right way to protest?

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The first step toward effective protest to bring about governmental change according to Henry David Thoreau is to identify and communicate the nature of the problem and the desired outcome. He makes that clear in this line:

Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.

Thoreau strongly opposed slavery. He is most explicit in this essay as to what the people of his state, Massachusetts,...

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