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Hawaii Becomes a Territory
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Hawaiians first saw Europeans
American missionaries came and attempted to convert Hawaiians to Christianity. Missionaries opened businesses and raised crops, such as sugarcane.
most shops and shipyards in Hawaii were owned by Americans.
treaty allowed Hawaiian sugar to be shipped duty-free to the United States.
The American planters used their power to force the Hawaiian king to sign a new constitution. The constitution granted more power to the planter-controlled legislature.
the king died, and his sister, Liliuokalani became queen. She proposed a new constitution that would return power to the monarchy.
Liliuokalani driven from power
Liliuokalani traveled to Washington, DC. She met with President Grover Cleveland to argue against the annexation of Hawaii by the United States.
United States negotiated with Hawaii’s king to allow a U.S. base at Pearl Harbor.
Congress voted to annex the Hawaiian Islands
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