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Protesting an Injustice on the Hawaiian Kingdom

Thesis

The overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom on January 17, 1893 would not have been able to take place if it weren't for the actions of John L. Stevens, Grover Cleveland, and William McKinley. They all played parts that were crucial to the effect on the overthrow of Hawaii.

Historical Significance

Without the crucial roles of William McKinley, Grover Cleveland, and John L. Stevens, The overthrow on the Hawaiian kingdom would not have been able to place. This topic is important in history because it shows us some of the flaws in the American country, it teaches us to not make the same mistakes, and learn from our mistakes. The long term significance of this event is to teach the future generations of Americans that America isn't exactly "perfect" and that we have made some mistakes, but we definitely learn from them.

Is Hawaii Legally and Lawfully A State of the Union

I personally do not think that Hawaii is lawfully and legally a state of the union because there was no treaty of annexation of which, the Hawaiians had agreed to sign, because they were forced to sign the treaty. Not only was this unconstitutional, and improperly authorized, it was an act of war.

Supplemental Information

"We are weak people, We Hawaiians, and have no power unless we stand together." A Hawaiian citizen proudly states as an American translator reveals her strong prideful words to a reporter by his side. The Hawaiians made a petition saying that they didn't want the overthrow to take place.