Hawaii: 1946 Sugar Strike

Before 1946, Hawaii’s economy, politics and social structures were completely dominated by a corporate elite known as the Big Five (Alexander & Baldwin, American Factors, Castle & Cooke, C. Brewer, & Theo. Davies). The leaders of these factor companies exercised absolute control over Hawaii’s plantation workers and the majority of the islands multi-ethnic workforce. The…

Victorian Era Technology and Scientific Discoveries

Major Technological Advancements: 1837-Morse Code and Telegraph invented by Samuel F.B Morse, extremely important to the progression of communication technology. 1846- Sewing Machine by Elias Howe 1850- Oil refining first used, which is where crude oil is processed into gasoline, diesel, oil and more. 1858- Sewage system invented in London by Joseph Bazalgette. Extremely important,…

Protestant Reformation in England: Influences & Causes

There were many factors that influenced the Protestant Reformation in England, such as the political climate of Roman Catholic Church corruption and the increasing discontent among both nobles and laymen. But the most important factor was King Henry VIII’s pervasive self-serving attitude which profoundly impacted, and ultimately caused the Reformation of England. Anne Boleyn’s influence…