The Country that Could Not Be Saved

Hawaiians Defended By No One

Thesis

The overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy, would not have been possible without the "help" of Pres. Harrison, Pres. Cleveland, and Minister John L. Stevens.

Historical Significance

In conclusion it is obvious that the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy, would not have been possible without the "help" of Pres. Harrison, Pres. Cleveland, and Minister John L. Stevens. This topic in my opinion, is a crucial part of history. It had a ripple effect of the loss of culture. This was all caused because of American Greed. The US couldn't just stay allies with Hawaii. They wanted to make money of Hawaii's abundant resources and use their strategic military location to their advantage. Unfortunately, Hawaii's fight wasn't strong enough because they were just a smaller nation and no one seemed to have enough heart to defend a nation overthrown.

Is Hawaii Legally and Lawfully a State of the Union?

Hawaii is not legally and lawfully a state of the union. Looking at the coup d'e tat, Queen Emma just surrendered to the US. There is no treaty of annexation because Hawaii's power was illegally taken away. It's ironic to think that to this day, over a hundred years later, Hawaii is not supposed to be a state of America. The US bled Hawaii of all their power unjustly. America stands for justice, but hypocritically was the cause of a huge injustice.

Supplemental Information

This picture was taken at Arlington Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii during the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarch. In this picture the Hawaiian league is on one side and a Hawaiian guard on the other. (January 1893)
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This political cartoon has a very deep meaning. It depicts the horrible situation Queen Liliuokalani was facing. Americans had a way of twisting things. America made it seem like the overthrow of the government was a positive thing because it led to the annexation of Hawaii, but it reality the US gave all of Hawaii Nei a life or death choice, They either gave up their kingdom, or died trying to fight for it.
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