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  • We're America. Suck it.

    It's called imperialism. Survival of the fittest is the way of life. America wouldn't be a country without English, French, Spanish, and other countries imperialism. Don't get your jimmies all rustled over the fact that we acquired the island. Hawaii is better off as part of this perfect union. You're welcome.

  • By the standards of the time, the US was justified.

    By the standards of the time, the US was justified in annexing Hawaii. Had the US left Hawaii alone, it simply would have been annexed by another power, most likely the Japanese, who were particularly brutal in their colonial practices at that time. By annexing Hawaii the US was able to secure a place in the Pacific, stop rival and more brutal powers from obtaining the territory, and ultimately greatly benefit the Hawaiian people with democracy, security, and a higher standard of living.

  • The U.S should have taken Hawaii

    Hawaii has benefited greatly from its annexation. Consider what the United States has done. They have created military facilities and brought jobs. Also, they have given the natives american citizenship. This comes with all the benefits of being a full American citizen, which is widely considered the most wealth country in the world.

  • I think the annexation of Hawaii was absolutely justified,

    As Americans took a small, disorganized, unprotected island "kingdom" that was easily susceptible to foreign invasion, economic failure, and a multitude of disasters that could have destroyed the Hawaiian people, and made Hawaii a part of a perfect Union.
    It's survival of the fittest, and Hawaii was an excellent opportunity for American survival and triumph against Spain, however illegitimate both the war and annexation might have been, once we were in the conflict, we were in it. And we needed every available means to succeed. If not, the United States would have been crippled.

  • Annexing of Hawaii was justified for th e U.S.

    Before this, we had a great trading relationship with Hawaii since 1790. We took over Hawaii for 2 main reasons, Expansionism and The climate. America, overtime sought to increase its power and presence, we wanted to be looked upon as great! The climate was very good for many crops. The climate would not be turned down.

    Yes, we did overthrow Queen Liliuokalani for this. The U.S government threatened military action if the queen didn't step down. The Hawaiians were scared of the threat and helped overthrow Liliuokalani.

    My answer is in between yes and no for the justification.

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  • It was illegal, and immoral

    The United States at that time took Hawaii by force. They took our king and put him at gunpoint, forced him to sign a declaration that took away his power and that of the Hawaiians. They took our queen and locked her in her room for months until she finally gave in. They took the Hawaiians, my people, our people and treated them as slaves. Native Hawaiians died of by the thousands, due to disease and poor living conditions. Now there are less than 5,000, 100% native Hawaiians left on these islands. We were a once proud people, but that was taken away from us the day the Bayonet Constitution was signed.

  • We took away a nation's independence and culture.

    I think that it was wrong for the U.S. to take Hawaii because Hawaii was already a literate country with a developed government that was functioning well. The Hawaiian people did not need the United States to come into their nation and "educate" them or help them in any way. They were literate, had their own language, had their own government, had their own culture. America took over the Hawaiian Kingdom for its strategic military opportunities and for economic prosperity. The U.S. Came to Hawaii and wiped out their culture, spread diseases that the natives had no immunity to, and took their independence away from them. Once Hawaii was annexed to the U.S., their culture was crushed. Hula dancing (a way of honoring their chiefs, gods, and land) was outlawed, books in the Hawaiian language were burned, and the unique flora and fauna was destroyed to build hotels, restaurants, and other businesses that worked to increase tourism. The view on Hawaiian culture was also changed because of the annexation. Most people today see it as an island paradise filled with exotic sights and entertainment, looking past the rich history and real native culture. I think that we should have let Hawaii stay governed by the monarchy and let them be independent. It was not our place to take over and it was unfair that we did. We almost eliminated their culture and their people.

  • They Shouldn't Have

    The United States always doing some and i swear we don't know how to mind our business..They should have left them Hawaiians alone! They didn't do nothing to us. I believe that if they wanted to remain a monarchy we should have let them. Point Blank Period! ! ! !

  • The only major supporting point I see for pro-annexationists is "if we didn't do it someone else would've"

    That logic is flawed. Japan was not interested in Hawaii at the time at all. King Kalakaua had toured the globe and met specifically with powerful and influential leaders and rulers of each country he encountered. Japan had a mutual and generally cordial response to welcome Kalakaua, they had a welcoming ceremony waiting for him when he docked and Kalakaua exchanged pleasantries with their emperor. This is stated in the Blount report, which is the report of the investigation on the overthrow by an American. He even stated in his call-to-action that the Queen Lili'uokalani be reinstated immediately. America had no need for Hawai'i much at all, it was the power and greed of the separate parties residing there at the time which represented America without proper government authority and then represented themselves as Hawaiians in front of the American government to support annexation. This was a two-faced assault on Hawai'i by power hungry Haoles as the missionary party, provisional government, ect.

  • Hewa! Very Wrong

    Theft of a Nation is Criminal. The U.S took away our language to denationalize us. The history taught in school were lies. Having the military bases here doesn't makes us any safer! We are prime targets now. The wrong doings were wrong... Make it right and give it back, The Kingdom of Hawaii Still Exist.

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  • Heck yes we should of

    In my opinion, I think that the U.S. should keep Hawaii because if we got rid of Hawaii, Japan would come over and take it and then blow us all to smithereens like we did in World War 2. The U.S. should not just simply give back the Native Hawaiians their territory back because if they did we would have to get pineapple from another country or territory like the Philippines and that would be like us asking to adopt the Philippines. They should keep the territory and pay back the natives by leaving all of the army in the rest of the country but still keep command over them. They should give them back their freedom of using the Hawaiian language, and we should move Pearl Harbors Military to California or some other state. I think that the native Hawaiians should live in peace but still under command of the U.S.A. because of world domination reasons.

  • Hawaiians are the best

    Back then hasty decisions were made, not only by the U.S. but by our Hawaiian leaders as well.. So you Hawaiians out there who still dwell on bringing back the hawaiian monarchy is a joke. Why? Cause they'll be too many wanna be Chiefs and not enough Indians (no pun intended).. Everyone wants to have a say in what they think shouldve or would've or supposed to be. If not the U.S. Then who? Germany? Japan? Hawaii needs to move forward and enough with the who took this and, or that. Has anyone made mistakes in the past. Educate yourselves, learn how to speak the right way , and not like (da kine dis wateva dat,, and move on. Dont look back or all you Hawaiians who dwell will stay in that Hole that youve been in for years.

  • The way Hawaii was gained was unjust

    America basically conquered Hawaii and over ruled their queen. The natives did not want to be part of the U.S. and there was no agreement between the two. The U.S. basically ignored the natives pleads and took control of the island, making it part of the country by force. It's like me coming to your house and claiming it mine without your permission, moving all my things and making you live by my rules. You obviously wouldn't like that, and it would be illegal for me to do that. Yet, the U.S. got away with taking Hawaii. It right and unjust. We took another country's freedom and way of life for our selfish reasons. As you could imagine, the natives did not appreciate that, and if you think that what the U.S. did was perfectly okay, you got to be lying to yourself.

  • Back then yes,

    Back then hasty decisions were made, not only by the U.S. but by our Hawaiian leaders as well.. So you Hawaiians out there who still dwell on bringing back the hawaiian monarchy is a joke. Why? Cause they'll be too many wanna be Chiefs and not enough Indians (no pun intended).. Everyone wants to have a say in what they think shouldve or would've or supposed to be. If not the U.S. Then who? Germany? Japan? Hawaii needs to move forward and enough with the who took this and, or that. Has anyone made mistakes in the past. Educate yourselves, learn how to speak the right way , and not like (da kine dis wateva dat,, and move on. Dont look back or all you Hawaiians who dwell will stay in that Hole that youve been in for years.
    The Hawaiians never got along with one another and still dont, so as far as a Ohana?. There is none in this day.


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