Overthrow of Hawai'i

An Island Nation Comes to an End

Thesis

The overthrow of the kingdom of Hawai'i on January 17, 1893 wouldn't have been accomplished without President Cleveland, President McKinley and Minister John Stevens.

Historical Significance

The overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, which took place on January 17, 1893, was one of America's most historical days and it was also one of America's saddest days. The overthrow also could not have been done if it wasn't for the Hawaiians' who fought for what they loved, and for those who were against the idea of fighting for it. The overthrow is a very important topic in history because before all the madness, Hawaii was well ruled by Kings and Queens. These Kings and Queens loved their kingdom and did whatever they could to satisfy the Hawaiians. And they also did whatever they could to keep the kingdom at its best. The long term significance of the annexation is the idea of America having all power of the Hawaiian Kingdom. It is no longer ruled by Hawaiians which I feel it should be.

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

In my opinion, Hawai'i is legally and lawfully a state of the union. I say this because although the way it had to become a state of the union was done in a harsh way, it still is legally a state ever since the bill has been signed for its legality. I don't support the way it has been done to become a state but it still is a part of the United States.

Supplemental Information

The picture below shows the famous 'Iolani Palace. One of Hawaii's most historical remarks. The 'Iolani Palace is the only royal palace that is part of the United States. The palace was governed by King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani. After the overthrow in 1893, the palace was then used as a capitol building for provisional government, republic and territory until 1969. It was later then restored and opened up to the public as a museum in 1978.
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Cites

"Hawaiian Annexation." Ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

"Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

"John L. Stevens." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

"The Overthrow of the Monarchy." The Overthrow of the Monarchy. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

"ʻIolani Palace." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

"Miller Center." American President: American President. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.