Civil Disobedience


  1. What do you think civil disobedience means?

  2. Use civil disobedience in a sentence:

  3. Think of an example of civil disobedience in current events:

  4. Find an image of civil disobedience:



Deliberate refusal to obey a law or comply with the orders of public officials as a means of expressing opposition in order to influence legislation or government policy, characterized by the employment of such nonviolent techniques as boycotting, picketing, and nonpayment of taxes.


For the U.S., the practice of civil disobedience was fundamental in the country’s founding revolution.


Executive Orders And The Call For Civil Disobedience




  1. List two forms of civil disobedience:

  2. Do you think that civil disobedience is justified when a government is unjust or unresponsive to the will of the people?

  3. Have you ever participated or known anyone who participated in civil disobedience?

  4. What famous Americans practiced civil disobedience?