Start Date

28-4-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

28-4-2015 11:45 AM

Disciplines

Political History | United States History

Subjects

Hawaii -- History, Hawaii -- Annexation to the United States

Abstract

In 1893, the constitutional monarchy of Hawaii was overthrown and replaced with a government backed by the United States, opening the door for America to claim Hawaii as a territory and later annex it as the 50th state. The story of Hawaii illuminates the extent of U.S. influence abroad and reveals the true nature of how America began its 20th century imperialism. This paper explores the takeover of the islands as well as various American reactions to it, uncovering the social, political, and economic factors that shaped Hawaii’s future.

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Apr 28th, 10:30 AM Apr 28th, 11:45 AM

U.S. Supported Corporations and Modern Imperialism: America's Takeover of Hawaii

In 1893, the constitutional monarchy of Hawaii was overthrown and replaced with a government backed by the United States, opening the door for America to claim Hawaii as a territory and later annex it as the 50th state. The story of Hawaii illuminates the extent of U.S. influence abroad and reveals the true nature of how America began its 20th century imperialism. This paper explores the takeover of the islands as well as various American reactions to it, uncovering the social, political, and economic factors that shaped Hawaii’s future.