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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Hawaii as a Protectorate

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In 1893, Hawaii became a protectorate of the US after

A

King Kalakaua felt it would lead to reforms in Hawaii that would benefit Native Hawaiians.

B

a Spanish invasion was believed to be imminent.

C

native Hawaiians voted to formally ask for annexation.

D

Grover Cleveland sent in troops to stop a rebellion by angry Native Hawaiians.

E

business leaders worried about a movement to return power to the monarchy forced the new queen to abdicate.