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How did the US acquire Hawaii?

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April 27, 2010 2:19PM

Hawaii was under an Monarchy, a queen. Other governments wanted Hawaii because it was good for ports and very nice land. The different governments came to Hawaii to start a war. The queen did not want her people to be killed so she surrendered. She was brought to jail and ended up dying waiting for justice. The United States was the highest bidder, so we acquired Hawaii in 1959.