Ka Kahuli

THE OVERTHROW OF THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM

Thesis

The most historic day of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the United States wouldn't have been done without Minister John Stevens, President Grover Cleveland, and President Benjamin Harrison.

HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

The most most historic day of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the United States wouldn't have been done without Minister John Stevens, President Grover Cleveland, and President Benjamin Harrison. This is important in history because the Hawaiian monarchy was put to an end and the land became U.S. territory. The long term significance was the U.S. Government taking over Hawaii and no kings/queens ruled the land.

IS HAWAI'I LEGALLY AND LAWFULLY A STATE OF THE UNION

My opinion about the legality and lawfulness of Hawai'i as a state is that it should not be a state of the union because it was an illegal overthrow. Queen Lili'uokalani announced a new constitution but instead of supporting her, Thurston used it as an excuse to call an overthrow of the Queen. The Committee of Safety had different approaches that could have been taken but they only focused on the goal of annexation. She was under house arrest just because she listened to her people and wanted to defend them.

Supplemental Information

January 17, 1893: The United States flag rises as the U.S. Government takes over the Hawaiian Monarch by the Honolulu Rifles. During this event, no Hawaiians were there and the army in white guarded the ceremony.

CITE

Kame'eleihiwa, Lilikala. A Synopsis of the Traditional Hawaiian Culture. 1995. 4.


"John L. Stevens."Http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/Johnlstevens.jpg. Web. 5 Mar. 2015.


"Grover Cleveland." Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland. Web. 5 Mar. 2015.


"Benjamin Harrison." Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Harrison. Web. 5 Mar. 2015.