The Struggle for Independence

Hawaiian Monarchy Overthrow


On January 17, 1893, was the event of the Hawaiian Monarchy overthrow. It wouldn't have been the same with the roles that have been played by Minister John L. Stevens, President Grover Cleveland, and President William McKinley.

Historical Significance

Without these three, Minister John L. Stevens, President Grover Cleveland, and President William McKinley and having to play an impactful role in the Hawaiian Monarchy Overthrow, it wouldn’t be the same. This topic is important in History is because it explains and identifies how the Overthrow took away the Independency of Hawaii. The long term significance is that there is no longer a Hawaii Kingdom and also Hawaii is in possession under the United States. Hawaii had to keep on fighting against the annexation until they no longer could when it came to harming the Hawaiians. What I want the reader to take away from this project, is having to see how the Hawaiian Kingdom was being overthrown and their Indepence as a nation was taken away. The U.S. had to bare with the devastation of no existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom anymore.

Is Hawai'i Legally and Lawfully a state of the Union?

Hawaii is not legally and lawfully a state of the Union. Reason being is because the United States took away what was the Hawaiians. For example, their Independence, their Hawaiian Monarchy, and also their Hawaiian Kingdom. Having to believe, that Hawaiians were able to be independent as their own.

Supplemental Information

Pictures below, show the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy.


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