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Topics in Chronicling America - The Annexation of Hawaii

While a revolutionary crowd gathers outside the Iolani palace gates on January 14, 1893, Queen Liliuokalani is forced to relinquish control of the Hawaiian government. With the Queen dethroned, years of political turmoil would follow until Hawaii was officially annexed to the United States in 1898. Read more about it!

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Map of Hawaii from the Salt Lake Herald, February 17, 1893, page 1

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Important Dates:

  • July 6, 1887- January 20, 1891: The reign of King Kalakaua under the "Bayonet Constitution".
  • January 14, 1893: Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
  • July 17, 1893: James H. Blount delivered his report to President Cleveland.
  • February 26, 1894: Morgan Report submitted to Senate.
  • July 6, 1898: William McKinley signs annexation amendment.
  • February 22, 1900: Official U.S. annexation of Hawaii.

Suggested Search Terms:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Hawaii, Annexation, Kalakaua, Liliuokalani, Sanford Dole, John L. Stevens, Minister Stevens, Princess Kaiulani, Walter Q. Gresham, James Blount, Blount Report, Senator Morgan, Morgan Report, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley

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