Alaska & hawaii. Alaska. William Seward buys AK from Russia in 1867 $7.2 million 2 cents per acre “Seward’s Icebox” “Seward’s Folly” Full of natural resources. hawaii. By mid 1800’s, ¾ of Hawaiian wealth was from American sugar plantations 1900, more foreigners than native Hawaiians
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Alaska • William Seward buys AK from Russia in 1867 • $7.2 million • 2 cents per acre • “Seward’s Icebox” “Seward’s Folly” • Full of natural resources
hawaii • By mid 1800’s, ¾ of Hawaiian wealth was from American sugar plantations • 1900, more foreigners than native Hawaiians • Tariffs…always important • Tax on imported goods • Causes price to increase • Like sugar from the country of Hawaii • Planters wanted US to annex (take) Hawaii
hawaii • We were already there, kinda • Pearl Harbor Naval Base – 1887 • King Kalakaua • Forced to only allow wealthy landowners to vote • Who will they support? King or American gov’t?
Queen lilioukalani Hawaii for the Hawiians!!!
This wasn’t smart • Business owners organize a revolution • With the help of the Marines • Set up government headed by Sanford B. Dole
This wasn’t ok • President Cleveland ordered the queen restored to her throne • Dole refuses Ummmmm NO!!!!!!!!! BTW, my beard is awesome! Dude, quit the nonsense in Hawaii. Give the queen her country back!
But then • 1897, President McKinley • He wants Hawaii • Congress declares Hawaii an American territory • The people of Hawaii never got a vote
Did You know??? • The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpsOaoO1QIo