Hawaiian Island Annexation

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The annexation of the Hawaiian islands was not supported by the natives, but it by many powerful and rich foreigners. In secret, they formed a committee and plotted to overthrow the monarchy. To quell any uprisings, they solicited the aid of the United States Marines, since they did not possess enough power to stop it themselves. With Queen Liliuokalani out of office, they were one step closer to their goal of annexation.

The US was not totally innocent when it comes to the annexation of Hawaii. The United States deployed its Marines into Hawaii in order to support this New Provisional Government, despite it being immoral and practically illegal. After the queen stepped down, she asked the US government if they would retract the actions

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