Mohandus Gandhi has had many influences on the world today. He was born on October 2nd, 1869 in Porbandar, West India. He became one of the most respected, spiritual and political leaders of the 1900's. He acquired the name Mahatma, which means "soul force”. He helped free the Indian people through nonviolent resistance, also given the name satyagraha, instead of the violent warfare that was being used by Britain. Gandhi also promoted social and economic reforms.
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leading nonviolent civil rights demonstrations. But just like Gandhi he was the target for violence.
Mahatma Gandhi lived form 1869 until 1948. During that time he was a great leader who brought his home country out from under imperialistic rule. The amazing thing was, was that he did it without using violence. Only a few time riots broke out but generally Gandhi was a man of peace who set a great president and left an everlasting legacy.