Hawai'i 50 years as the 50th state


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As seen in this article, the 50th anniversary of the 50th state of Hawai'i was a day filled with mixed polital, historical and emotional views about Hawai'i's past, present and future relationship with the U.S. 

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianole introduced the first bill to ask for Hawaii to become a State in 1919 and Hawai'i was officially the 50th state of the U.S. on August 21, 1959

Small demnonstrations and protests against the historic U.S. annexation of the Kingdom of Hawai'i to become the territory of the United States in 1898 were peacful as ironically such demonstrations are a right given to the U.S. citizens of the State of Hawai'i from the the First Amendment of the U.S. bill of rights. 

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