Hawaii - 1

Hawaii - 1


Hawaii is a state that attracts tourists because of its history, geography,

entertainment, and culture. It is well known for its volcanoes, beaches, and climate. For

these reasons, tourism is the main thing Hawaii is known for.

Hawaii was recordivly discovered on January 18, 1778, by 2 explorers, James

Cook and Captain Clerke. They went to the shore of Kealakekua Bay, where they were

greeted by cheering natives. Later, a native stole one of their boats, so Cook and some

marines were going to take the king hostage. The king didn’t object to this, but the

natives did. There was a brief battle, but by the end of it, Cook was dead, (The Antarctic


The King of Hawaii was King Kamehameha. The year was 1810. Hawaiian chiefs

from the islands Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaii, vowed their alliance to him.

When Cook discovered Hawaii, map-makers began putting Hawaii on maps. The bad

thing was, with new people, came new disease. The Black Plague that had swept

through Europe was brought over to Hawaii and the one million people who occupied

Hawaii, went down to three hundred thousand. Many other viruses or colds that were

not bad on the other continents, were devastating to the people on Hawaii.

When King Kamehameha died in May of 1819, the people of Hawaii didn’t know

what to do. They had spent many years with a king as their form of government, and

suddenly they didn’t have anything. Many countries tried to take control of the islands,

by building schools and churches, and also farming. In 1900, America made Hawaii a

territory of the United States.

A big surprise came on December 7, 1941. A surprise attack on Hawaii’s Pearl

Harbor from the Japanese devastated that part of Hawaii. Many people had to start all

over, because of this movement as a result from World War II. About 2,500 Americans

and about 60 Japanese, (although it is tough to figure...

Similar Essays