The Pros And Cons Of The Annexation Of Hawaii

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Hawaii’s annexation led to a lot of different opinions, some opinions were with the annexation and some were against it. The annexation was led by a small group of white businessmen who were pursuing their own interests. The businessmen overthrew Liliuokalani who was monarchy of Hawaii at the time, when Liliuokalani was dethroned Hawaii had to elect a new monarchy. The new monarchy was Dole, he was the one that applied for the annexation of Hawaii. The American colonists controlled a majority of Hawaii’s economy. The U.S. should not have annexed Hawaii by overthrowing the monarchy and making them elect a new monarchy. They should have done it a different way, because if the United States wanted Hawaii so bad it wouldn’t be so smart

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