Protector of Peace?

The U.S.'s ironic actions that lead to the overthrow of HI

Thesis

The actions that Minister John L. Stevens, President Stephen Grover Cleveland, and President William McKinley took helped in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Historical Significance

The actions that Minister John L. Stevens, President Stephen Grover Cleveland, and President William McKinley took helped in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. The overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom is an important topic in history because this gives another example of a smaller country taking over another country. Another reason why this topic is important is because it shows how the United States helped in the illegal acquiring of the Hawaiian Island. The final reason why this is an important topic is to show the irony of how the U.S. perceives itself and their actions. The intended consequence of the overthrow is Hawaii becoming a state. Another intended consequence is the abolishment of the Hawaiian monarchy. A unintended consequence for President Cleveland was the annexation of Hawaii because President Cleveland wanted Dole to give back Hawaii however the actions that he didn’t take helped Hawaii become annexed.

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

No Hawaii was not legally and lawfully a state of the union because the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy was not legal. The secretary that President Cleveland sent himself stated that the overthrow of Hawaii was “illegal and immoral”. Without the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, Hawaii would have never been a state. Another reason why Hawaii was not legally and lawfully a state of the union is because Congress made Hawaii a territory, Congress had no power to do that.

Slam Poet Jamaica Osorio

Jamaica Osorio Slam Poetry

Jamaica pours her feeling about Hawaii into her poetry.

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