In Socials class, this past week, we’ve been discussing, defining, and creating memes. In out memes, we had to use one of the socials curriculum Big Ideas, a Hamilton the Musical and/or Howard Zinn reference, and then a Current Event

I’ve chosen the Socials Big Idea “Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies.” as my topic for this set of memes.

This first meme is about Hamilton’s and Burr’s relationship throughout the play.

In the beginning, Hamilton and Burr get along fairly well as they are both immigrants to this land. Burr, a richer man compared to Hamilton, gives Hamilton some advice to help him get up into the ranks to show that immigrants are worthy of fighting. Hamilton does not take his words as seriously, and Burr frowns upon his actions. As Hamilton goes up the ranks, becoming Washington’s right hand man, then becoming Treasury Secretary, his relationship with burr gets farther away as Burr’s anger builds up within him. By the end of the play, Burr climbs very little from where he wanted to be, and his last chance, at the election of 1800, where he lost by a long shot.

My second meme is about the recent leak of the Panama Papers.

Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, as of May 23rd 2013 to April 7th 2016, said he was going to help the country recover from its financial crisis from 2011.

After the Panama Papers leak, it was revealed that Sigmundur Davíð and his wife’s company, Wintris Inc.,was the major cause to Iceland’s three major banks during the financial crisis. Following this revelation, a lot of Icelandic MPs criticised the arrangement. calling for the government to resign and for new elections. This led to huge anti-government protest with around 20,000 people in front of the Icelandic Parliament Building and the resigning of Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.