Na Maka O Ka Aina

"The Eyes of The Land"


January 17, 1893 The day that U.S troops took part in a Scheme to overthrow Queen Liliuokalani and the Hawaiian Kingdom. With the acts of President Grover Cleveland, Minister John L. Stevens, and President Benjamin Harrison.

Historical Significance

It was said "UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA" the "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness" but was it really with the overthrown of the Queen by the U.S troops, with the help of these presidents and Minister. Basically it wasn't right to just come and take over. This topic is important in history because, then we as residence of Hawaii would know how Hawaii came to be and how Hawaii become to start and how some "Americans" were able to have their ways because a force of army, and how all of a sudden such powerful, and inspiring queen was overthrown by the U.S troops. The longterm significance is that many shall know how Hawaii came to be and how it started and how the government was not right by overthrowing, and annexing Hawaii, it was not fair. I want a reader to be able to know that Hawaii was not started by power but by force.

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It is important to learn about Hawaii's annexation because, who know who else may come and become a resident in Hawaii just like us, they shall be able to understand the importance of the chiefs and the queens and kings that were here first, and had to go threw harship to keep Hawaiians, and the Aina safe. But by force of U.S troops it was not fair. Hawaii wasn't able to fight back, but to protest. It is important that they know the Queen did not give up on her people but tried to fight for them so that one day there shall be sovereignty in their lives. Hopefully the reader can understand that it was not right for the U.S to come and Overthrow the Hawaiian Monarchy.
Mana Kaleilani Caceres - Couldn't Take The Mana