E huli ho`i kaua

The Devastation of the Hawaiian Kingdom


If the actions of Minister John L. Stevens, President Grover Cleveland, and President William McKinley have took a different route, the Hawaiian Kingdom would still be existing to this day and the Hawaiian Kingdom Overthrow on January 17, 1893 would have not happened.

Historical Significance

If everything the Hawaiians went through during Stevens', Cleveland's, ad Mckinley's actions during their influence in Hawai'i resulted in a different way, the Hawaiian Kingdom will still be in act to this day. This topic of the Hawaiian Kingdom overthrow is important in history because it tells us everything that the Hawaiian Kingdom had to suffer through and how their kingdom was raped by the United States showing why Hawaiians are not happy with Hawai'i being the 50th state. From this project, I want you to know the pain Hawaiians went through and how something that Hawaiians ancestors went through so much for could just be taken away because of a "bigger country". I want readers to know that Hawai'i is innocent and that we Hawaiians were the ones impacted greatly from the overthrow of our lovely kingdom.

Is Hawai'i Legally & Lawfully a State of the Union

Hawai'i is not legally and lawfully a state of the union due to Secretary Blount's report. In his report he claims that the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom was illegal and immoral. Straight from his report, those two words, illegal and imoral, clearly shows that Hawai'i is not legally and lawfully a state of the union. The Hawaiian Kingdom was forced to sign so many constitutions, as well as being forced to become a state. Therefore, Hawai'i is NOT legally and lawfully a state of the union.

Supplemental Information

In the picture below, you can see a Hawaiian in the waters of Waikiki. You can also observe that Hawai'i was not so crowded and populated in one area, as well as the amount of buildings in Waikiki. On the right hand of the picture, you can see how Waikiki has developed. You can see how more people are in the waters of Waikiki along with the amounts of buildings. It is clear from the picture on how Waikiki has evolved after the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
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