While a revolutionary crowd gathers outside the Iolani palace gates on January 14, 1893, Queen Liliuokalani is forced to relinquish control of the Hawaiian government. With the Queen dethroned, years of political turmoil would follow until Hawaii was officially annexed to the United States in 1898. Read more about it!
The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.
The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.
|July 6, 1887- January 20, 1891||Reign of King Kalakaua under the "Bayonet Constitution."|
|January 14, 1893||The Hawaiian Kingdom is overthrown.|
|July 17, 1893||James H. Blount delivers his report to President Cleveland.|
|February 26, 1894||The Morgan Report is submitted to the Senate.|
|July 6, 1898||William McKinley signs the annexation amendment.|
|February 22, 1900||Hawaii is officially annexed to the United States.|