American Control Tightens
As American economic interests grow, the annexation enhances competitive edge for Hawaiian sugar.
In 1893, the Queen attempts to create her own constitution which her sovereignty should allow.
“The Annexationists, (also called the Committee of Safety)”, led by Sanford B. Dole, in opposition try to overthrow the Queen.
In 1894, The American minister in Hawaii, John L. Stevens, calls for American troops to take control of Government buildings and Iolani Palace.