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Hawai`i Legal History: Annexation

A guide to materials that were formative in the legal history of Hawaii.

Hawaiian Home Lands

Timeline

  • July 6, 1887- January 20, 1891: The reign of King Kalakaua under the "Bayonet Constitution".
  • January 14, 1893: Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
  • July 17, 1893: James H. Blount delivered his report to President Cleveland.
  • February 26, 1894: Morgan Report submitted to Senate.
  • July 6, 1898: William McKinley signs annexation amendment.
  • February 22, 1900: Official U.S. annexation of Hawaii.

Annexation Documents Online