An Act of War

The Overthrow of The Hawaiian Kingdom

Thesis

President Benjamin Harrison, President William McKinley, and Minister John L. Stevens played important roles in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 17, 1893.

Historical Significance

President Benjamin Harrison, President William McKinley, and Minister John L. Stevens played important roles in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 17, 1893. This topic is important in history because it is about how a country that once belonged to the Hawaiians was taken by a bigger country. The reader is intended to learn about how a few people played big roles in the overthrow and what their roles were.

Is Hawai'i a Legal and Lawfull State of the Union?

Hawai'i is not legally and lawfully a State of the Union. David Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani were forced to sign documents limiting their power and to surrender the kingdom of Hawai'i. Minister John Stevens illegally forced the Queen to surrender the Kingdom. James Blount wrote a document proving that the overthrow was illegal.