In 1930, Gandhi led hundreds of followers on a 386-km march across India to the sea, where they made salt from saltwater. This was a protest against the Salt Acts, which made it a crime to possess salt not bought from the government.

Mohandas Gandhi (1869 – 1948), known as Mahatma Gandhi, as one of the foremost spiritual and political leaders of the 1900s. He helped free India from British control by a unique method of nonviolence resistance and is remembered by the people of India as the father of their nation.

Because of his fight for the freedom of India, Gandhi spent seven years in prison. He believed that it was noble to go to jail for a good cause.