Illegal Annexation

"The Life of the Land is NOT perpetuated in sovereignty"

Thesis

The United States role in the Hawaiian Kingdom’s overthrow was massive with US Minister John L. Stevens, President Harrison, and President Cleveland’s contribution and response to the situation of Hawaii’s annexation.

Historical Significance

The United States role in the Hawaiian Kingdom’s overthrow was massive with US Minister John L. Stevens, President Harrison, and President Cleveland’s contribution and response to the situation of Hawaii’s annexation. This event is essential because it expanded United States power but it also shows how the kingdom of Hawaii was wrongly taken away from its original owners, the Hawaiians. I want the reader to know about how Hawaii was illegally annexed and how it’s an illegal state of the United States. I also want the reader to know that United States didn’t always do what was right to gain power and for the reader to feel empathy towards the Hawaiian Kingdom then and the kingdom that still lives on now.

Is Hawaii Legally and Lawfully a State of The Union?

Hawaii is not a legal and lawful state of the union. The annexation process was a compelling process that threatened the Hawaiian Kingdom to do what they were told by the United States or else blood will be shed. Because the kingdom of Hawaii valued its people, it had to other choice but to let it go. Also, there was no treaty to this Annexation because the Hawaiians were against it from the start.

Final Stage of Illegal Annexation

This picture shows the American soilders raising their flag in the heart of Hawaii. This event is a ceremony that significantly proclaims power of Hawaii to the Unites States and none for the Hawaiian kingdom and people. In this event, many americans and those who were for the annexation attended this event.
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Citations


"The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii." National Archives and Records

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"Benjamin Harrison - Phi Delta Theta Fraternity." Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.


"Dispatches From Curt â€." Big Island Chronicle RSS. N.p., 19 Aug. 2009. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.

Grover Cleveland. Digital image. Wikia. N.p., n.d. Web.


"Miller Center." Message Regarding Hawaiian Annexation (February 15, 1893)-. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.


"U.S. Minister John L. Stevens." Pacific Gibraltar USJapanese Rivalry over the Annexation of Hawaii 18851898. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.