Extension of U.S Territory

Annexation of Hawaii

Thesis

People like President Benjamin Harrison, President William Mckinley, and Minister John L. Stevens are the reason to the Annexation of Hawaii.

Historical Significance

The annexation of Hawaii is still important and even now, people in Hawaii - native or not- should learn about it. People like President Benjamin Harrison, President William Mckinley, and Minister John L. Stevens are the reason to the Annexation of Hawaii. This topic is such an important topic in history because the annexation of Hawaii made the Americans the upper hand and not the Hawaiians and this was an issue for the Hawaiians because it was like Hawaiians were slaves in their own land. The intended consequences were that because the Hawaiian Kingdom was overthrown by the U.S, most Hawaiians were found on the streets and not in homes while every Americans in Hawaii had a home even 'til now. That is why the Annexation of Hawaii is important.

Is Hawai'i legally and lawfully a state of the Union

In my opinion, I think Hawai’i is not legally and lawfully a state of the union. This is because they were forced to be annexed. Annex means to “add (territory) to one's own territory by appropriation” and I don’t think that was legal or necessary for them to be forced to give up their land to someone else, especially if they are foreigners. That is why I don’t think Hawai’i is legally and lawfully a state of the Union.

Supplemental Information

This video is explaining how people think of Hawaii only as a paradise where there are beautiful beaches and hula girls, and they don’t know what had happened before Hawaii was seen as a paradise or a vacation spot. It explained the history of Hawaii. From when immigrants from China, Portugal, Vietnam, Japan, and Philippines came to Hawaii to work at the sugar plantation to when Hawaii was annexed. That is what the video was explaining.

USH- Hawaii Annexation

Cite

Baker, George Jr. W. "Benjamin Harrison and Hawaiian Annexation." N.p., n.d. Web.


"American President: A Reference Resource." American President: A Reference Resource. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://millercenter.org/president/events/07_07>.


"Annexation of Hawaii." Annexation of Hawaii. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://future.state.gov/when/timeline/1866_timeline/annex_hawaii.html>.


"USH- Hawaii Annexation." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3VuvvyMu9E>.