The United States Annexes Hawaii

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The United States Annexes Hawaii United States Congress After a bitter fight between Republicans, who supported the annexation of Hawaii, and Democrats, who thought the United States should remain free of colonies, a resolution for annexation passed both houses of Congress. The resolution, signed by President William McKinley on July 7, 1898, appears here. GUIDED READING As you read, consider the following questions: • What happened to Hawaii’s debts upon annexation? • What immigration restrictions does this resolution impose? hereas the Government of the Republic of Hawaii having, in due form, signified its consent, in the manner provided by its constitution, to cede absolutely and without reserve to the United States of America all rights of sovereignty of whatsoever kind in and over the Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies, and also to cede and transfer to the United States the absolute fee and ownership of all public, Government, or Crown lands, public buildings or edifices, ports, harbors, military equipment, and all other public property of every kind and description belonging to the Government of the
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