Ladd & Company Case Study

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In 1835, Ladd & Co. is the first successful sugar plantation company in Hawaii and marked the beginning of the sugar industry. Ladd & Co. began their sugar company in Koloa, Kauai, in which they signed a lease with King Kamehameha III for a 980 acres of land. The Founders of Ladd & Co. wanted to fortune for the sugar that they created.
“Sugar provided the Hawaiian Islands with a foundation, playing a key part in bringing the Islands into a cosmopolitan society.” Sugar became the dominant industry on all the major islands, which led to the demand for labor, which later outstripped the local supply, workers were recruited from China and Japan, and then followed by Portuguese, Koreans and Filipinos. Sugar harvest drove planters to technical innovations,
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3 years later it became Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association(HSPA). The HSPA designed ways to make sugar more profitable, which allowed the sugar industries to get more sugar 's from sugar. The HSPA also design new machinery and equipment that help companies to plant seed faster and help harvest sugar can faster. The companies that made profit of this new designs were the Big Five. The Big Fives were Alexander & Baldwin, Amfac (American Factors), C. Brewer, Castle & Cooke and Theo Davies, they own the biggest sugar company and controlled the sugar industry, they also influenced the politics republican party. During the sugar industry era the government change when the the Hawaiian Monarchy was overthrown by missionaries, but mostly the Big Five because they were the reason why Hawaii was annexed. The oligarchy was one of the reason why Hawaii was annexed, an oligarchy was a small group of people who governed and they maintained control by putting a strict property and literacy requirements. Another one was the Organict Act, which created three areas of political …show more content…
Today, we also have statement of essential human rights; ex. the preamble. In the political changes immigrants continue to arrive in Hawaii at a rate of eight-thousand a year. Many of the “new” immigrants were Catholic or Jewish, and their customs and languages differed from those of the “old” immigrants. In the economic changes the Big Five are no longer the largest companies in Hawaii and they don’t concentrate on sugar. Military continued to play in both the U.S defense system and Hawaii’s economy; ex. the defense industry generated the most income for

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