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  1. Hawaii Andrew Prybylowski, Grant Taylor, Shawn James, and Jared Shepard

  2. History of U.S. Involvement with Hawaii • U.S. first became majorly involved with Hawaii in 1875, • Hawaiian King, Kalakau, signed a treaty with the U.S. to allow Hawaiian sugarcane to be allowed in U.S. markets

  3. U.S. Motives for Hawaii • wanted to use it as an important way station for American ships in the trade with China and the Orient. • wanted to use Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu as a permanent U.S. naval base. • Increasing number of Americans dominated Hawaii’s economics/politics • Americans wanted to exploit Hawaii for sugarcane and pineapple

  4. U.S. Justifications • The U.S. said that if another country controlled Hawaii, farms on the island would suffer because Americans would not want to pay the extra duties and tariffs. • When the planters and businessman had seized control of the islands and, the U.S. military felt obligated to protect the Americans from the potential danger from outraged natives

  5. Reaction of the Local Population • Most of the population was against the annexation of Hawaii • A lot of the local population was angered because they lost their jobs to the Chinese, Japanese, Philippines, and Portuguese. • Tens of thousands of native Hawaiians organized to form a petition

  6. Final Result • Hawaii was annexed as in 1898 and became a territory in 1900 • became a state in 1959 • Hawaiian economy continued to rely on cheap foreign labor

  7. Were the U.S. Actions more like Superman or a Mafia Don? • The U.S. action’s involvement in Hawaii was that of a Mafia Don • In 1893, they helped lead a revolt to take over Hawaii • The U.S. wanted Hawaii for military use, sugarcane, and a direct trade route to Asia

  8. Were the U.S. Action’s Beneficial to Hawaii? • at first not beneficial under the monarchy • However, once it became a state, its economy began to grow • Tourism and trade increased Hawaii’s financial income

  9. WORKS CITED • http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/foreignrelations.html • http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hawaiiankingdom.info • http://www.uofnkona.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=147&Itemid=240&lang=en