HAWAII & U. S. HAWAII & U. S. Term Paper ID:24974 Buy This Paper Essay Subject: Examines history of relations from 1788 to 1998, focusing on arguments that annexation by U. S. was illegal....
9 Pages / 2025 Words 5 sources, 23 Citations, MLA Format 36.00 Paper Abstract: Examines history of relations from 1788 to 1998, focusing on arguments that annexation by U. S. was illegal.Paper Introduction: The American Century, as the twentieth century has become known, actually began in 1898 when the United States acquired its first overseas possessions. The spoils of the Spanish-American War included the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
In 1998, the 100th anniversary of that four-month conflict has prompted many to re-examine America’s foray into colonialism, often with less than flattering conclusions. What has gone unnoticed by most, however, is that 1998 also marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ “peaceful” annexation of the Hawaiian islands. Most Americans are blissfully ignorant of how Hawaii came to be a part of the United States, and even if made aware, would likely view the American actions in the 1890s as a footnote on the road to Hawaiian statehood.
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