A century later a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress acknowledged that the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii occurred with the active participation of agents and citizens of the United States.
According to a post from the Zinn Project,
“American businessmen, particularly sugar plantation owners, led by Lorrin Thurston, had supported annexation of the islands to the United States. The Queen had been working on a new constitution that would restore voting rights to native Hawaiians.
A new provisional government was installed with Sanford B. Dole as president. The troops had landed the day before, providing support “to protect American lives and property.”
Regardless of the murky past, we love Hawaii, our 50th state. Aloha!
What’s to love about Hawaii? Have a look and listen:
If you found the music of Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole moving, you may want to step into the culture with this Military Success Network rhythm moment:
Banner Beach scene: Molokai Island – Hawaii Tourism Authority – Dana Edmunds