n Growth and Transformation

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n  Growth and Transformation After two great wars, the United States comes of age U.S. involvement in the Pacific area was not limited to the Philippines.  The year of the  Spanish-American War also saw the beginning of a new relationship with the Hawaiian  Islands. Earlier contact with Hawaii had been mainly through missionaries and traders.  After 1865, however, American investors began to develop the islands' resources –  chiefly sugar cane and pineapples. When the government of Queen Liliuokalani announced its intention to end foreign  influence in 1893, American businessmen joined with influential Hawaiians to depose  her.  Backed by the American ambassador to Hawaii and U.S. troops stationed there,  the new government then asked to be annexed to the United States.  President  Cleveland, just beginning his second term, rejected annexation, leaving Hawaii 
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