What economic result came from the annexation of Hawaii?

(A) ** It provided a fueling stop for ships heading to the Chinese markets.

(B) It provided a new market in pineapple production.

(C) It provided a new market for travel destinations.

(D) It actually cost the US lots of money.


Concept note-1: -America’s annexation of Hawaii in 1898 extended U.S. territory into the Pacific and highlighted resulted from economic integration and the rise of the United States as a Pacific power. For most of the 1800s, leaders in Washington were concerned that Hawaii might become part of a European nation’s empire.

Concept note-2: -Following negotiations, the U.S. agreed to resume sugar trade in return for acquinng the islands as a protectorate. Ultimately, annexation was achieved due to the perceived threat of the Japanese invasion. Waves of Japanese came to the islands in increasing numbers to work in the sugar trade.

Concept note-3: -Reciprocity Treaty of 1875, free-trade agreement between the United States and the Hawaiian kingdom that guaranteed a duty-free market for Hawaiian sugar in exchange for special economic privileges for the United States that were denied to other countries.

Concept note-4: -In 1849, Hawaii became a protectorate of the U.S. This happened through economic treaties. These treaties led to a buildup of American business people operating in Hawaii. Over time, these business people pressured the king to limit voting rights to wealthy land owners. Most of these people were foreigners.