How did the US acquire the Hawaiian Islands?
Stevens and American-Hawaiian businessmen Stanford Dole of Dole
Pineapple, and Lorrin Thurston met to hatch "an audacious plot to
overthrow Hawaii's Queen and bring her country into the United
States, Queen Lili'uokalani's was held captive by the US marines
and eventually had to give in to the US demands and the demands of
Mr. Dole who had a big influence on the economy at the time, and
thus Hawaii became a US territory.
One would lead you to believe that Hawaii became a state of the
United States by virtue of the people there petitioning to join.
The Islands were overthrown by threatening of force and political