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Hawaii, Annexation of - 1898

During the Spanish-American War, American expansionist fever was at a pitch, and political leaders were fearful that the islands might be annexed by Japan, so when President McKinley called for a joint resolution of Congress, it easily passed. Hawaii officially became a U.S.territory in 1900

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