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    Sugar was beginning to take up root in Hawaii. It would inevitably change the face and fate of the Sandwich Isles, causing foreigners to invest in the industry exponentially. But it is not sugar that is as essential in holding Hawaii for now. It would be land. Land, in foreign eyes, was a pivotal element of maintaining influence there, and they needed more of it. More land to cultivate crops, more land to seemingly make the native populus more productive, more; because it was a right (Cachola). Thus, the Great Mahele was formulated, to distribute land equally in four parts among Hawaii’s inhabitants (Borreca). This land division eventually decimated native land ownership while boosting foreign land control intensely. Foreigners would be greatly benefited by the Mahele because of their right to buy land fee simple through the Resident Alien Act of 1850 and because of the “Adverse Possession” Law.…

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    Hawaii Banking History

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    In 1897, the Bank of Hawaii opened for business in a two-story wooden building in downtown Honolulu. The original investment began with $400,000 in capital with its stock at par value of $100. Peter Cushman Jones, at 64 years old, became Bank of Hawaii’s first president. Bank of Hawaii opened its first branch office six years later in Lihue ( lee-HU-ay), Kaui (ka why e), and that branch is still in existence today. However, we do not know if the original building is still standing. As…

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    According to the study, one of three people of the age of 65 years old fell every year (Browne, Kinston, & Keane, 2014). In Hawaii, it is estimated that that one-third of older adults suffer from fall each year (State of Hawaii, 2013). According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), between half and three quarters of nursing home residents fell each year. Falls can be prevented by determining and addressing fall risk factors. Kamehameha Nursing Home is dedicated to provide best…

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    both cultures; from experiencing what it means to be a local in Hawaii, to experiencing a Haole (or white) culture. I have seen it all in regards to how each culture is different, along with how each culture reacts to one another; however, there is one issue, that when observing both sides of these cultural backgrounds, we see repeated over and over again between the two-that issue is racism. “Prejudice and discrimination are not alien to Hawai’i. Attitudinal surveys show definite racial…

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    Kamehameha was a great leader because, he was the first Hawaiian to unify all 8 Hawaiian Islands. As Kalani’opu’u’s nephew he wa as well trained not by Kalani’opu’u, but by Kekuhaupi’o(1). He was strong, fierce, and unstoppable at the time. One example is, he was the only person to unify all 8 Islands, also he, was an effective leader because he was able to kill almost every ali’i. This is part of why Kamehameha was the greatest leader in Hawaiian history. He was an effective leader, because he…

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    Ni Ihau Culture

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    communities found within Hawaii have spoken this same language since the land was first discovered by Polynesians in the island of Ni‘ihau (the forbidden island). The Ni’ihau community is what I will be focusing on in this paper, since it is known to be the first island in Hawaii that was Goddess Pele’s first home (Ni`ihau Cultural Heritage Foundation). After the islands were inhabited by the early Polynesians, Kahelelani was known to become the first great “ali‘i” (chief) of the island of…

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    Pacific Islanders throughout history, as a whole, have gone through so much change that making comparisons to others are almost unattainable. There are a plethora of changes that range from far and wide; language, environmental, mental, and physical. A major change was literature in itself. Prior to western influence, literature was never around for most of the stories and song were done orally. For most people change in the end may be beneficial, but often times bring conflict and hardships,…

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    The Great King Kamehameha A leader is successful by making laws to keep peace, and take care of their people. King Kamehameha was kind, and respectful. Kamehameha was kind and caring to his people. He was an effective and successful leader. Evidence can be found for this in Hawaii's Royal History by Helen Wong and Ann Rayson, and History of the Hawaiian Kingdom by Norris Potter, and Lawrence Kasdan. King Kamehameha was both an effective and successful leader because he changed his kingdom…

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    Hawaii Monarchy Overthrown

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    “Hawaii Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen”, is an article written by The Learning Network and published by the New York Times on January 17th, 2012. “Hawaii Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen” is organized chronologically, detailing the events of the overthrow of Hawaii. It begins by describing how the Europeans, ever since the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778, have attempted to alter the Hawaiians lifestyle. This struggle for power between the Europeans and…

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    Essay On Hawaii Vacation

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    Hawaii If I had to pick a place to go for a vacation, I would go to Hawaii, United States, a place that is made up of lots of lava and volcanoes, is a place with a very unusual history and it is one of the most visited places in the world. Hawaii is one of the places in which I have not been to yet and I really want to go there. Hawaii is located in the pacific ocean which makes it the only State in the world that is completely surrounded by water. Hawaii is also broken up into 7 different…

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