Following the tragic death of Kamehameha II and his wife Queen Kamamalu...
On June 6, 1825, Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III, is pronounced as the next king of Hawaii.
"Where are you, chiefs, guardians, and commoners! I greet you. Her what I say My kingdom I give to God."
Unlike his father, Kamehameha I, Kauikeaouli was known for listening to his people and following his heart.
"The righteous chief shall be my chiefs, the children of the commoners who do right shall be my people. My kingdom shall be one of letters."
With Kaʻahumanu as an influential kuhina nui, he faced some challenges as a young king.
Foreseeing conflicts in Hawaii's future, Kauikeaouli establishes the Chiefs' Children's School for upcoming aliʻi.
"No nation can prosper where the interest of religion and education are disregarded...you can not, therefore neglect without failing in your duty to your God, to yourselves, to the whole Hawaiian people, and to me." -Kamehameha III