1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii


  • Aug 27 2010 12:00 PM

    Bob Benoit


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1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii recounts the struggle for control of Hawaii between nativeHawaiians and American business interests in the late 1800s. This 1897 petition and a lobbying effort by native Hawaiians convinced the U.S. Congress not to annex the islands. But months later the U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana and the Spanish-American War began. The U.S. needed a mid-Pacific fueling station and naval base.

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    Topics: Geography, United States History, United States, History-Social Science