Should Native Hawaiians and Native Alaskans be considered similar to Native Americans?
Native Hawaiians and Native Alaskans are similar to Native Americans. Like the Native Americans, they were subjected to discrimination by the United States government. Also, they ended up losing their land which they had occupied for many years to the white settlers. Due to the annexing of land from them, they remained homeless, and this increased their level of poverty among other Americans. The US government also denied them employment opportunities the same way it did to Native Americans, and this contributed to their poor state. More so, Native Hawaiians and Alaskans were denied rights to vote. This was the same as to the Native Americans. Therefore, Native Hawaiians, Alaskans, and Americans had many similarities as far as their relations with the US ruling government was concerned.
Difference between Actual and Actual Representation
Actual representation is whereby the public is represented by leaders it chose through voting while virtual representation is whereby elected leaders represent the interests of all people. Including those who did not vote for them. In the case of Native Hawaiians, Alaskans, and Americans, the ruling government claimed to apply virtual representation for them since they were not allowed to vote. However, they only seemed to apply actual representation since they only cared about those who voted for them. If I were a colonialist, I would have opted for the actual representation since it would have given the natives a chance to vote for those who could represent their interests. The virtual representation only discriminated the natives.
Why did the Activism against Parliament turn Violent?
At first, the activism against the government was non-violent, and it involved non-importation. However, it turned violent after the European forces started using force against the activities. Besides, they were not responding to the claims of the native activists.