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Americans put the hawaiian government to rest

THESIS

The process to annexing the Hawaiian kingdom couldn't have happened without the roles that Minister John L. Stevens, Pres. Grover Cleveland, and Pres. William McKinley played.

Historical Significance

Annexing Hawaii couldn't have happened without the roles of Minister John Stevens, Pres. Grover Cleveland, and President William McKinley. The topic is important in history because it represents how the US violated international law since they forcefully took Hawaii from the Native Hawaiians. However, the long term significance was that Hawaii became the 50th state in the US and benefits from that a lot today.

Is Hawaii Legally and Lawfully a State of the Union?

Hawaii is not really a legal and lawful state of the union because they took Hawaii from the Natives against their will. They used excessive force to take Hawaii and even resorted to pointing weapons at the Hawaiian government officials. They did this for reasons that were selfish as well.

Supplemental Information

Below there are two political cartoons that pertain to the Queen after she had been overthrown on January 17, 1893. The first one is how being a ruler in Hawaii is basically useless since the US had stripped them of their powers. Then the second one is how the US had damaged the kingdom so badly that the Queen seems to second guess going back to the throne.
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