PAU

The Hawaiian Monarchy Ends

Thesis

Without the involvement of Minister John Stevens, Presidents McKinley and Cleveland the Overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom on January 17, 1893 would never have been possible.

Historical Significance

Without the involvement of Minister John Stevens, Presidents McKinley and Cleveland the Overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom on January 17, 1893 would never have been possible. The long term significance of this happening is that now it is a state, when it technically should not be. The so called "state of Hawaii" should still be the Kingdom of Hawaii due to the nature of its acquisition. This means that there should be Native Hawaiians or citizens of the Hawaiian Kingdom living here today in Hawaii where instead we have U.S. Citizens. It also impacted the state of the ruler of this land, instead of a king or queen we are under President Obama. What i challenge you, the reader, to take from this is that Hawaii becoming a part of the United States was due to an influx of foreigners and that it was taken illegally by force.

Is Hawai'i legally and lawfully a state of the union

The state of Hawai'i in my opinion is not legally and lawfully a state of the union. With the threats from the U.S.S Boston to unleash a rain of lead upon 'Iolani Palace, to the occupation of 300 soldiers in Hawaii, and even the illegal imprisonment of the queen there is nothing but American strength being displayed. On the other end of the spectrum, the unjust treaties and unlawful annexation show that the power-struggle for the Hawaiian Islands was not only physical but also political as well. The problem with the term "Joint-Resolution" in this context is that there was no resolution being made by joint members. A Joint-Resolution must be mutual which it was not. The so called "Joint-Resolution" was just a loophole for the U.S. Government to acquire Hawaii in the most efficient way possible so that they have a strategic placement in the Spanish-American war. To be able to make Hawai'i a state there should have been a treaty but there wasn't so the annexation of Hawai'i was illegal.

Supplemental Information

This is the KUE petition stating that the local people of Hawai'i did not want the islands to be annexed by the United States
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