Dieterich Henry David Thoreau

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Dieterich Henry David Thoreau

  1. 1. Henry David Thoreau  1817 - 1862
  2. 2.  Writer, philosopher, & naturalist  “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”
  3. 3.  Harvardgraduate  Became a teacher  Fired because he refused to discipline his class physically  He and his brother joined together to form their own school (Chaos)
  4. 4. Walden’s Pond July 4, 1845 (Independence Day) he began his famous “Essential” living experiment Built a cabin on Walden’s Pond isolated from society Lived there for more than two years
  5. 5. Walden’s Pond (cont.) While there he wrote his most famous book Walden (diary of his life while there) He was testing transcendentalism
  6. 6. CivilDisobedience Wrote “Civil Disobedience” after spending a night in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax “That government is best which governs least”

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