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should turn from the law when it is using its power to do things that are disliked. In protesting this belief he failed to pay a government tax and peacefully went to jail for a day. In jail he was at ease saying that no one could ever lock up his soul. This type of protest, known as peaceful resistance, was later used by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. As the years have passed many people have come to live their lives according to the transcendental philosophy. The writings of these two authors and others in the transcendental movement, founded in the city of Concord, have opened new ideas and new ways of coping with one’s life. Even after the deaths of Emerson and Thoreau, their beliefs are still studied and practiced today. Bibliography Emerson, Ralph Waldo.

“Nature.” Prentice-Hall Literature: The American Experience. Editors Eileen Thompson et al. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1991. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. “from Self-Reliance.” America Reads: The United States in Literature. Editors James E. Miller et al. Glenview, Illinois: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1985.