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When the White Men Came


Without President Benjamin Harrison, President Grover Cleveland and Minister John L. Stevens, the Overthrow and the Annexation of the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 17, 1893 would not be possible.

Historical Significance

This topic is important in history because it talks about how the United States overthrew the Hawaiian Monarchy so that Hawaii can become a U.S. territory and later become a state of the U.S. The long term significance is that later throughout the years, Hawaii became a state of the U.S.

Is Hawai'i legally and lawfully a state of the union?

No, Hawaii is not legally and lawfully a state of the union because Hawaii and the Hawaiian Monarchy was FORCED into the Overthrow and the Annexation. There was no treaty that showed that Hawaii was annexed into the U.S. Forcing a government into annexation and overthrow is illegal because it is a sudden change to a government andvthat the victims are people who dont have a lot of power to stop it.

Supplemental Information


"The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii." National Archives andRecords Administration. National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Web. 02 Mar. 2015. <>.

"The Overthrow of the Monarchy." The Overthrow of the Monarchy. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2015. <>.

"Hawaiian Annexation." Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2015. <>.,+standing+in+front,+is+the+Father+of+the+Royal+Hawaiian+Band,+the+oldest+municipal+band+in+the+United+States-1889.jpg,+standing+in+front,+is+the+Father+of+the+Royal+Hawaiian+Band,+the+oldest+municipal+band+in+the+United+States-1889.jpg