How Hawaii Was Stolen by the Us

The annexation of Hawaii by the United States in 1898 was a controversial event that remains a topic of debate today. American settlers and businessmen had been present in Hawaii since the early 19th century, and their influence grew over time. In 1893, a group of American businessmen and politicians overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy and established a provisional government. The United States quickly recognized the new government and annexed Hawaii the following year. The annexation was supported by some Hawaiians, who saw it as a way to protect their islands from foreign powers. However, many Hawaiians opposed the annexation, arguing that it was a violation of their sovereignty. The debate over the annexation of Hawaii continues to this day, with some Native Hawaiians arguing that the islands were illegally taken from them and should be returned to their rightful owners.