Queen Kaahumanu was a revolutionary figure in Hawaiian society and culture. She was a leader who brought about sweeping changes that would shape the islands for generations to come. Her legacy is one of strength, courage, and determination in the face of adversity. Under her guidance, the islands of Hawaii were governed by the laws of the Christian faith. In 1827, the commandments against murder, theft, and adultery were established as Hawaiian law.
Kaahumanu's influence was so great that she was referred to by the missionaries as the nation's reformer and queen regent. The driving force behind many of these changes was Kaahumanu's own determination to learn the alphabet. During her convalescence, Sybil Bingham visited her every day until she finally agreed to learn. The Vancouver diary also indicates that there was a strong bond between Kaahumanu and her husband; however, when he returned to the islands the following year, he found that she had become estranged from Kamehameha. Queen Kaahumanu's impact on Hawaiian society and culture was immense. She brought about sweeping changes that would shape the islands for generations to come.
Her legacy is one of strength, courage, and determination in the face of adversity. Today, Queen Kaahumanu is remembered as a powerful leader who changed the course of Hawaiian history. Her legacy lives on in the laws she established and in the hearts of those who continue to be inspired by her courage and determination.