Dethrone of the Hawaiian Monarchy

The United States took over Hawaii


The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 17, 1893 would not have happen possible without the role Minster Stevens, Pres. Cleveland, and Pres. McKinley played.

Historical Significance

Without the role of Minister Stevens, Pres. Cleveland, and Pres. McKinley played, the overthrow of Hawaiian Kingdom would not have happen. The illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii on January 17, 1893, is important in history because this event resulted in the suppression of the inherent sovereignty of the Native Hawaiian people. The long term significance is that they deprivation of the rights of Native Hawaiians to self-determination. Expresses its commitment to acknowledge the ramifications of the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. In order to provide a proper foundation for reconciliation between the United States and the Native Hawaiian people.

Is Hawaii ilegally and lawfully a state of the Union?

Hawaii is not legality and lawfulness of Hawaii as a state because Hawaii being annexed was done in violation of laws and treaties to gain it without their permission. U.S military was interested on benefits and Pearl Harbor, using force was the only way they can conquer Hawaii.

Supplemental Information

The video of Kaulana Na Pua song is about the Hawaiian people that was loyal to the islands and that with the Americans coming to disrupt their land and taking their land away. They did not value anything but the love of their land which the Americans has took from them. Hawaiian people will always be with their Queen.

The picture besides is the ʻIolani Palace, where the U.S was lowering the Hawaiian Flag to replace it with the U.S flag. As you can see there are soldiers surrounding the Palace, just in case the Hawaiian people will protest and cause harm, which they didn't.


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