Captain James Cook was a voyager from Great Britain. Captain Cook visits Hawaii and brings it to the attention to the rest of the world. This visit may be a big reason why America started to get interest in Hawaii.
Kalakaua becomes king. He is nationalistic and he resents Americans for their influence over the Hawaiian government. He promised to put Hawaiians back in power.
King Kalakaua is forced by gunpoint to sign a new constitution. He calls it the Bayonet Constitution out of anger. This document severely reduces his power and deprives most Hawaiians of the right to vote.
Lilioukalani becomes Queen after her brother, Kalakaua dies. She plans to restore the Hawaiian Monarchy and she is also very nationalistic
On January 17th, John L. Stevens decided to help rebel against the Hawaiian Monarchy. Without authorization Stevens ordered four boatloads of marines to come ashore and set up around the royal palace. Queen Liliuokalani surrendered
Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States and in 1959 it becomes a state. The U.S. takes Hawaii wrongfully but today Hawaii is a good place for trade and agriculture.