Goodbye to the Kingdom of Hawaii

Immoral takeover

Thesis

The overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 17, 1893 would not have been possible without the role of President Grover Cleveland, President McKinley and Minister John L. Stevens has played.

Historical Significance

The annexation of Hawaii and overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom wouldn’t happen without the President Grover Cleveland, President McKinley and U.S Minister John L. Stevens and the actions that they have taken regarding the overthrow and annexation. This topic is important in history because it give the people the knowledge and understanding on what led to Hawaii being the 50th state of U.S today. It also made people understand why Hawaii is what it is today. From this project, I want the reader to understand and able to describe the role of the United States government including the different administrations during that period of time and U.S Minister John L. Stevens in the overthrow.


Is Hawai'i Legally and Lawfully A State of the Union

After studying the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, I think that Hawai'i is not legally and lawfully a state of the union. The Hawaiian Islands was forcefully taken away from the Committee of Safety and the presidents during that period of time without the approval of the Hawaiians.


Supplemental Information

"Aloha'oe" (Farewell to Thee) is a song written by Queen Liliuokalani. It is Queen Liliuokalani's famous song that is a common cultural symbol to Hawaii. Though, there are many variations to the story of the origin of the song.
Aloha'Oe - Queen Lili'uokalani (with lyrics)
The picture below shows people protesting to restore the Hawaiian nation. The picture below is from a film called "Act of War", a documentary about the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and the annexation of Hawaii into the United States. It shows how the Hawaiians at the time of annexation reacted to the overthrow of the Hawaiian
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Bibliography

"Hawaiian Annexation." U.S. History. Independence Hall Association, 2008. Web. 01 Mar. 2015. <http://www.ushistory.org/us/44b.asp>.


"Rivalry over the Annexation of Hawaii." Pacific Gibraltar. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. <http://www.pacificgibraltar.com/>.


Sheppard Software. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. <http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/>.