The Hawaiian Islands has this image of being the perfect vacation destination for people all around the world. The island’s welcoming “aloha” culture is very popular and spoken of around the world. Yet, lately not only native Hawaiians live there, many tourists visit all year long and many families and businessmen decided to move and live there as well. This makes the island diversified and multicultural. Through the years, many waves of immigrations took place and more non-locals began living in Hawaii. Hawaii is thus composed of multiple ethnicity groups; “34% are white, 25% are Japanese, 14% are Filipino and 6% are Chinese, yet only 12% are Hawaiians( whose roots are Polynesian)”(. This complicates the situation in the island as it begins to have a diversified culture. Forty percent of marriages are interracial every year, according to state statistics; therefore this gets even more complicated as people belong to more than one nationality.
The idea that identity can be measured, reduces the complexity of a person’s social identity to their biology and functions to shape race narratives in a way that leaves the indigenous people at a disadvantage. A continuous battle over sovereignty and claims to land continue today as many struggle with meeting the strict blood quantum regulations required.
King Kamehameha was a very important part of Hawaiian history. Kamehameha was the first king to rule all of the Hawaiian Islands. He went through sweat, blood and tears to get where he was. He was just a nephew of Kalaniopu’u which was the ruler of Hawai’i when his journey to greatness began. It all started when Kalaniopu’u was dying and Kiwala’o, his son, was heir to the throne. That’s when Kamehameha had his bold move, which lead him to be an effective, helpful and wise leader.
The United States has inflicted imperialism on the island Hawaii on January 17, 1893. They did this by overthrowing the government which was a monarchy and its ruler was Queen Liliuokalani. Then by overthrowing the sugar planters who overthrew the Queen, President William Mckinley was able to obtaining the territory for the U.S after the Spanish-American war. The U.S wanted to obtain Hawaii because of its monopoly on Sugar and its Sugar exports to The United States. The United States wanted to obtain the territory also to get rid of taxes on them and the business, and wealthy people were losing their ability to manipulate the government and wanted it as a naval base like pearl harbor.
Throughout the course of the years, the United States began investing their time into intervening in different countries to become a dominant world power in the Western Hemisphere. As the time reached of when the U.S. became more determined and serious over spreading its forces across colonies, a plentiful amount of the world had been already claimed. Only a few territories remained liberated from the imperialist movement, in which Hawaii was one of the unclaimed areas. In order to pertain Hawaii as their own intervention, the U.S. had mainly focussed onto preventing European countries of investing into the Hawaiian markets, resources, political stability, and economic interests. America had
The United State’s annexation of Hawaii in 1898 led to the gradual destruction of the Hawaiian culture and the almost-extinction of native-born Hawaiians. The majority of the Hawaiian natives opposed the annexation of Hawaii and wanted to maintain their sovereignty. Although the Japanese could have taken over the Hawaiian islands if the United States had not, the annexation of Hawaii by the U.S. was unjustified because of the treatment of the monarchy and natives, the infringement of the natives’ self-established culture and government, and the natives’ overwhelming opposition to the U.S’s involvement in Hawaii.
On September 12, 1962, at Rice University in Houston Texas, John F. Kennedy gave a powerful speech to garner support for the funding of the space race for the USA. He stated the importance of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade in its efforts against the Soviet Union and the expectation was met in 1969 by the astronaut Neil Armstrong. His speech forged a new path that the US was heading and inherently started the revolution of the exploration of outer space. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” makes use of ethos and Kairos to persuade the people of America to become interested in and invest in the ongoing space race.
J.F Kennedy, the president of United States wanted to put the first Americans to the moon-America exploring the moon, so he directed his speech to the people of taxes and Rice University to promote his space exploration program that will help America to be the first country to explore the moon. He believes that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. Throughout J.F Kennedy's speech, the speaker makes effective use of evidence, reasoning, rhetorical elements, and rhetorical devices that together form his argument to gain people support for his space exploration program.
After watching the film called ‘Act of War’, I again felt that countries’ do not stand for justice but only pursue their national interests. The reason why Hawaii was so desirable to the United States was the imperialistic characteristic that America had at that time. Even a small island or land is into the consideration of taking over. In detail, the Americans wanted to use the land as their military base and a strategic spot for expanding their imperialism to Asia. The fact that American continent was far away from Asian and European continent, made them realize that in order to empower their global power they need to first dominate the closest countries, even a small land that they consider it trivial. By taking over quickly, a lot of aspects of Hawaiian culture got distorted
Many Native Hawaiian people have lost touch with their culture. Many people around the world don’t know about the unique Hawaiian culture. People in America don’t know a lot about these unique Hawaiian arts either. Many of the old Hawaiian traditions were lost because foreigners took over the Hawaiian islands and banned many Hawaiian traditions that have been going on for decades. This loss of culture was devastating for the people and was hard to gain back after almost being completely eliminated. To teach new generations about the old Hawaiian culture, this research paper will detail what it was like years ago. It will also explain why the Hawaiian culture and traditions should be reinstated. This paper will explain how the traditions
“If you ask ten people of Hawaiian blood what they want done, you’re likely to get 10 different answers” stated by John Fischer a Hawaii Travel Expert. Hawaii statehood day, is a controversial holiday for all the people of Hawaii. On the third Friday in August each year, schools statewide take a day off to 'celebrate' Hawaii's anniversary of becoming a state. Although, it has always been a controversial holiday as the monarchy of Hawaii was overthrown illegally. For some it is a day of remorse, others a day to look back on history and for others, it is seen as just another day off. I see this holiday as a day to look back on Hawaii and its history, to realize the United States importance to Hawaii and finally a day to enjoy the Hawaii Nei.
Kumulipo is a Hawaiian chant that describes the story of creation along with a genealogy of Hawaiian royalty. This story was brought to Hawaii by the marriage of two people, Pi 'ikea and ‘Umi. During the time of the formation of this myth Hawaiia was under the authority of a corrupt monarchy, and the dominant religion on the island was Roman Catholicism. It was first printed in 1889, at the time it was in possession of the ruling king, Kalakaua. The story of creation is told by a series of 16 chants, many containing multiple parts. Through those 16 chants it is revealed that Po’ele was Kumulipo’s wife and they had a child named Pouliuli. According to the story, this is how the creation of the world began. The origin of man was connected to
Rather than putting data, and facts on their advertisement directly, the three images in this ad how ethos should be used correctly. With only the 200x, 400x, and 800x on the bottom of each image, it says more than any graph or number, that their telescopes are effective. The three images while being funny, also demonstrated their telescopes, showing clear image of the moon, and the flag on the moon. With most advertisements these days stuffing information of their product down the audience throat, it is hard to not appreciate the ethos used in this ad. Having just three images paired with their zoom length and the brand name Orion Telescope on the bottom, the audience can almost see the simple, but effective products made this
Griffith started to become fascinated with astronomy. He believed that looking at the sky could enlighten perspectives. Due to the exposure of Mount Wilson, Griffith wanted to make science more accessible to the public. He offered the city $100,000 to build an observatory on top of Mount Hollywood. The plan was to have an astronomical telescope open to the public for free use, exhibits that revolve around physical sciences, and a motion picture theater that would show educational films that revolve around science.