The Kingdom Of Hawai'iNever Forget!
Never Forget The Illegal Overthrow Of The Hawai’i Kingdom.
On Jan 17, 1893, a group of America-backed businessmen whom self proclaimed a provisional government, strengthened with bayonet-armed U.S. Marines staged a coup against Queen Lili’uokalani, the Hawaiian Monarchy, & the Kingdom of Hawai’i.
The Hawaiian people opposed the illegal overthrow, as did incoming U.S. President Grover Cleveland. Once Cleveland left office, however, the U.S. fulfilled the conspirators’ wishes occupying & annexing the islands in August 1898. Two years later Hawai’i turned territory, made a state in 1959.