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Hawaii (1795 - 1898)

The Kingdom of Hawaiʻi originated in 1795 with the unification of the independent islands of Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi under one government. In 1810 the whole Hawaiian archipelago became unified when Kauaʻi and Niʻihau joined the Kingdom of Hawai‘i voluntarily and without bloodshed or war. Two major dynastic families ruled the kingdom: the House of Kamehameha and the House of Kalākaua.

The Kingdom won recognition from major European powers. The United States became its chief trading partner. The Kingdom was watched jealously by the United States against the possibility of another power (such as Britain or Japan) threatening to seize control. Hawaii adopted a new constitution in 1887 to reduce the absolute power of King Kalākaua. Queen Liliʻuokalani, who succeeded Kalākaua in 1891, tried to restore the old order, but was overthrown in 1893, largely at the hands of United States citizens. Hawaii became a republic until the United States annexed it in 1898.

Hawaii: List of Rulers.
Reign / RuleFromToCoins Issued
King Kamehameha I July 1782 8 May 1819
King Kamehameha II 20 May 1819 14 July 1824
King Kamehameha III 6 June 1825 15 December 1854
King Kamehameha IV 11 January 1855 30 November 1863
King Kamehameha V 30 November 1863 11 December 1872
King Lunalilo 8 January 1873 3 February 1874
King Kalākaua 12 January 1874 20 January 1891
Queen Liliʻuokalani 29 January 1891 17 January 1893
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Hawaii: Details
Official NameKingdom of Hawaiʻi
Original NameHawaiʻi
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Hawaii: Currencies Used
US Dollar 1795 1898
Hawaiian Dollar 1847 1898