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Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Need to know: –Acting (Location / blue screen) –Explaination is: Talking Text Narration Voice over w/ pictures
King Kalakaua Forced by foreigners to sign the Bayonet Constitution Action: Words:
Bayonet Constitution Hawaiian - difficult to vote due to land qualification Action words
Bayonet Constitution Limited the power of the king / monachy Gave more power to the foreigners because they had the land Action: Place: Words: King reading What happened to my power
Act 2: King Kalakaua deaths
Lilioukalani becomes queen
Queen Lilioukalani is frustrated by the limited power the constitution allows her.
Lilioukalani is trained to become queen from birth to be a very powerful queen She knows what she is to do but cant because of the Bayonet Constitution
Queen Lilioukalani decides to act.
Act 3 – Changing the Constitution Queen lilioukalani tours her kingdom Her people tell her they want a new constitution
Act 3 – Changing the Constitution Queen lilioukalani deciding to make it her priority to change the constitution Action: Words:
Queen Lili wants to –End property qualifications to allow Hawaiians to vote. –Get her power back. action Words:
Foreigners hear that Queen Lilioukalani wants to change constitution, they form the Committee of Safety Action: words
Goal of the Committee of Safety –To overthrow the Queen –Get annexation to America –(need to explain what is annexation??)
Act 4 – Planned overthrow Foreigners start their planned overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom by asking U.S. Minister Stevens to land troops in Hawaii Action: Text / voice over Because Minister Stevens is working for the U.S., this directly implicates the U.S.
Act 5 – Queen Lilioukalani response The Queen tells her cabinet that she wants to change the constitution. Cabinet refuses because of fear of foreign uprising
Queen Li accepts her Cabinets answer.
1000s of people are waiting for the good news
The Queen steps out on Iolani balcony to tell her people that she cannot change the constitution
A few disgruntled Hawaiians in the crowd voice questions and their displeasure
Queen Lili tells her people –Dont get violent –Things will change The crowd disperses and goes home peacefully
Because of the discontent that was voiced from the crowd by a few, the foreigners took this as a sign of a major uprising Used this to start the overthrow process
Act 6 Lorrin Thurston, leader of Committee of Safety requests that troops land to project Americans against violent Hawaiians
Act 6 Action: Hawaiians cruising, eating, lying on the beach Music: mellow aloha oi
Location: – Blue Screen Action:Landing of 1000s of troops - toy figures fighting. Music: suspenseful
Troops surround Iolani Palace
Queen gives up peacefully because she does not want bloodshed.
Queens trusted confidant: We have enough people to defeat this Queen: we may win this battle, but may lose the war. Ultimately, it is not worth Hawaiian blood being split and lose of life.
Location: StudioQueen Lilioukalani I surrender to the power and might of the United States knowing that the good nation of America, once they have all the evidence, will right the wrongs.
Act 7 – New Government (a few weeks later after Queens speech) Text: Sanford Dole was chosen to be leader of the new provisional government in Hawaii set up by the foreigners.
Sanford Dole sends contingent of colleagues to America to convince America that the annexation of Hawaii would be good.
U.S. President Cleveland, a friend of the queen, and senses that something is not right. Pres. Cleveland sends James Blount to investigate the overthrow.
James Blunt does a fair investigation by interviewing the foreigners and the queens supporters.
James Blount finds that: – the overthrow is illegal, –that the U.S. was wrong to help –And that the queens power should be reinstated.
President Cleveland agrees with the Blunt report and tells the provisional governent and its leader, Sanford Dole, to reinstate the Queen to her rightful duty.
Sansford Dole does not comply, refuses Pres. Clevelands order based on the fact that hawaii is not part of American Action: messenger with post it note on his head. Were not part of America, so you cant tell us what to do.
Blout secretly goes to confidant I have a plan. The longest a U.S. president can be in power for only 8 years. We just have wait until we have a president who is willing to say yes to annexation. Do the Dr. Evils laugh from Austin Powers
Text: a few years later, McKinley became the new president of U.S. He readily accepted annexation with Hawaii.