History of Hawaii
I am embarrassed to say that I did not know that Hawaii before being annexed and then eventually becoming a part of these United States of America had a monarchy government. In fact, the last monarch, Queen Liliuokalani, was forced to surrender her kingdom and abdicate her thrown by an act of Congress. This I learned last Sunday while watching this fascinating documentary on the History Channel titled: Conquest of Hawaii. Heck, President Clinton even signed a bill passed by the 103rd congress “apologizing to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the United States for the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii.” So wondering, am I the only one who didn’t know this? If so, shame on me for just knowing the year (1959) when Hawaii became the 50th state in the union and not much else.