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jan 17, 1893 - Annexation of Hawaii

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In 1893 Hawaii was overthrown by a party of the businessman who eventually created a provisional government. Harrison submitted a treaty to annex the Hawaiian islands. In 1898, McKinley signed a document giving the United States a naval and commercial base in the mid-pacific, achieved a goal policymakers had sought since the 1860s. Annexed Hawaii because of sugar and pineapple plants, middle of the shipping grounds and containing the ports. Because they have become depend on America because they gave america no import taxes so sugar was heavily bought

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Timeine for Imperialism test

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jan 17, 1893
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~ 126 years ago
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