How to Overthrow a Kingdom

Be prominent member of a group, do nothing, and sign a bill.

Thesis

The Overthrow and annexation of Hawaii would not have been able to happen without John L. Stevens, Grover Cleveland, and William McKinley.

Historical Significance

Without John L. Stevens, Grover Cleveland, and William McKinley the overthrow and annexation of Hawaii would not have been possible. This topic is important in history because I think it shows that America is not the perfect country. Also because not everybody learns about how Hawaii became a part of the United States. One thing I want you to take away from my project is how Hawaii was annexed was not lawful.

Is Hawaii Legally and Lawfully a state of the union?

I do not think that Hawaii is legally and lawfully a state of the union. One reason for my thinking is because there were documents signed that were forced. For example, the Bayonet Constitution. Another reason why is because when Hawaii was going to be annexed there was no treaty with the signature from Hawaii’s leader. There was only a vote and it was also only in the United States, which is not how it is supposed to work.

Supplemental Information

Attempted Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 1893

Works Cited


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