Why was the U.S. annexation of Hawaii delayed?


Why was the U.S. annexation of Hawaii delayed?

Annexation of Hawaii:

The first attempt of the United States to annex Hawaii came during the administration of Benjamin Harrison. One of his last acts before leaving office in 1893 was to submit an annexation treaty to the US Senate.

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The reason annexation of Hawaii did not happen until 1898 was that the incoming president in 1893, Grover Cleveland, withdrew the treaty. He did so...

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American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines


Chapter 4 / Lesson 3

Learn about the role and history of U.S. imperialism in Hawaii. Find out why the United States annexed Hawaii and the role of imperialism in the 19th century.

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