The Annexation of Hawaii
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Annexation of Hawaii
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During the late 19th and early 20th century the U.S. expanded and became a world power. At first America desired to control the island of Hawaii to spread Christianity, secure naval bases, and business interest. It took President William McKinley and congress five years to approve annexation. The U.S. bought land from Hawaii and had established plantations on the island. A plantation owner convinced the Hawaiian King Kalakaua to modify national constitution to only allow landowning residents the right to vote. After the king dies his sister, Queen Liliuokalani takes over and kicks out the U.S.’s annexation. Second, the U.S. fought Spain to gain control over the territories of Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico in 1898. Third, also in 1898 America goes to war to free Cuba from the grip of Spain. Cuba regains independence. Forth, America helps Panama escape from Colombia, but U.S. takes over Panama to build canal for a cheaper price. Finally America had force China to open trade routes with them. In conclusion America has become a world power.

 

To gain more power and territory, the U.S. did many positive and negative actions. To begin with, America uses Hawaii by selling it’s fruits that can only be grown in Hawaii for money. The negative is Hawaii has lost its independence after what has happened. After, the positive for the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico the U.S. kicks out Spain’s controlling actions. The negative is America takes over after and all three lose independence. Third, America also kicks out Spain from Cuba, but American has only given a limitation in their dependence. Forth, Panama gets independence from Colombia soon the U.S. helps Panama and takes over making them look greedy. Finally, America has forced China to open trades and then loses independence. In conclusion, is the world power.

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Annexation of Hawaii Vocab

Annexed- to add in

 

 

Monarch-head of state/king, queen, emporer, etc.

 

Provisional- existing for the present, possibly to be changed later

 

Dependencies- subordinate (lower in rank)

 

Cede- to gove up

 

Vested- assigned to a person

 

Municipal- relating to a city/governing body

 

Soleemnly- format and dignified

 

Governance- action/manner of governing

 

Reciprocity- exchanging things with others for mutual benefit.

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