R05b_The Hawaiian Experience during America’s Empire Building
A PERSONAL VOICE QUEEN LILIUOKALANI
“ I, Liliuokalani, . . . do hereby solemnly protest against any and all acts done against myself and the constitutional govern-ment of the Hawaiian Kingdom. . . . Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps the loss of life, I do under this protest . . . yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall . . . undo the action of its representatives and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.” —quoted in Those Kings and Queens of Old Hawaii
Hawaiian Population Change 1853 – 1920
How can the demographic change illustrated by the chart contribute to a condition that would lead the Hawaiian monarch to make such a quote?