How did the annexation of Hawaii help the us?
to give a pit stop for the ships
While the US annexed Hawaii without the approval of most of the native population, the US did not conquer Hawaii. The annexation was the result of western individuals becoming powerful in the government of the Kingdom of Hawaii and arranging the annexation without significant military action. The consequence of the annexation was that the native population lost all control over the government of the islands, and over most of the economic activity there, and were…
Lorrin Andrews Thurston was a lawyer and newspaper publisher. His parents were missionaries in Hawaii. He was a leader of the revolution that overthrew Queen Liliuokalani and drafted the constitution for the provisional Hawaiian government. He headed the commission to Washington that negotiated for the annexation of Hawaii to the US. He retired after the annexation.
Liliuokalani wanted to establish a constitution for Hawaii but the rich planters called the "Committee of Safety" and U.S. Minister John Stevens wanted Hawaii to become a US territory. The annexation happened on July 7, 1898. Liliuokalani did not have the power to fight the annexation so she abdicated.
What combination of factors motivated American planters in Hawaii to overthrow the Queen of Hawaii and make a bid for annexation to the US?
What problems did America have after the attemps to annex Puerto Rico Cuba Hawaii and the Philippines?
The US did not attempt to annex Cuba. Congress made an explicit statement that annexation was not part of US war aims. The native Hawaiian population attempted to revers the US annexation by appealing to the US courts, and were rejected. In the Philippines, the US faced armed resistance from fighters who felt betrayed by US annexation, when they thought they were allied with US forces in their efforts to expel Spain and establish a…