Hawaii: Part Three

United States
January 12, 2018 4:45pm CST
Then came the missionaries to Hawaii, introducing a new way of life. They brought reading, writing, arithmetic, carpentry, masonry, farming and trading. They promoted home life, love of family, good government and a new and more gracious Lord whom they at once accepted and never forsook. Hawaiian leaders readily accepted Christianity and promoted it among the people. Cattle were introduced. The famed Parker Ranch is one of the largest cattle ranches in the USA and is still in the hands of the decendants of the original owners. Horses too, were introduced. King Kamehameha the third introduced many "firsts" like: First laws published: Declaration of Rights adopted: first legislature: giving common people title to their property: etc. Hawaii has the perfect climate for sugar and pineapple crops. England took power over Hawaii three times but always gave her back. France took over once, Russia, and Japan tried but the USA ultimately won out. Eventually Queen Liliuokalani tried to revert Hawaii back to the previous feudal days but she was locked up in her palace and lived to a ripe old age. She wrote the famous love song "Aloha Oe" in 1893, she was forced by a group of businessmen and sugar planters to abdicate her monarchy. While the U.S. Was trying to decide on statehood for Hawaii, the queenless country tried a short term as a Republic with Hon. Sanford B. Dole as first and only president. Then, Hawaii became a U.S. Territory and finally a state in 1959.
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@averygirl72 (16620)
• Philippines
13 Jan
Good to know more about the history of Hawaii
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@JohnRoberts (60971)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Jan
In a way it was the downfall of the Hawaiian natives.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
What a shame other countries always have to take off smaller ones.
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