CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
Threau  civil disobedience first titled resistance to civil government when it was published in the periodical aes thetic papers, in responnse to questions 
  about why he had gone to jail. As an abolitionist,he had objected to the  Massachusetts pool tax and refused to pay it as a protest against slavery. When mexican war broke out in 1846, he protested against it as an aggressive war of conquest aimed in part at adding news salve territories   to the united states,and for this reason  as well, he refuced to pay the tax.