King Kamehameha l
King Kamehameha gained control of the island Hawaii after a 10-year
war. By 1795 he became ruler of most of the eight main islands.
Captain James Cook
In 1788 Captain James Cook, a British naval explorer,
His discovery led European traders to the islands.
Hawaii Achieved Statehood
In 1898, the United States annexed Hawaii. Annex means to take control
of another country. Hawaii became U.S. territory two years later. People
from Hawaii became United States citizens. Hawaii became the 50th state.
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