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Queen Liliuokalani Essay

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Lydia Kamakaeha better know as Queen Liliuokalani was born on September 2, 1838, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born into Royalty. She was the last monarch and only queen of the kingdom of Hawaii. Liliuokalani parents were Caesar Kapa‘akea and Analea Keohokālole. Her father was the Hawaiian chief of the patriarch of the House of Kalākaua, he ruled the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1874 to 1893. Her mother was a Hawaiian chiefess and matriarch of the House of Kalākaua she ruled the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1874 to 1893. Liliuokalani had three siblings named David Kalākaua, Miriam Likelike and William Pitt Leleiōhoku. Her brother David was the last reigning king of Hawaii’s Kingdom. Her Sister Likelike was a Princess of Hawaii’s kingdom. Her brother William was a prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii and a member of the reigning House of Kalākaua. Liliuokalani married John O. Dominis on September 16, 1862. John Owen Dominis was an American-born statesman. He became Prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii due to his marriage with Queen Liliuokalani. John’s father, John Dominis died in 1846. The couple decided to move in with John’s widowed mother Mary Jones Dominis, at Washington Place, now the official residence of Hawaii’s Governor.
Liliuokalani’s brother was chosen King of Hawaii in 1874 and he had named his brother William heir, but he died in 1877. Soon Kalakaua named his sister Liliuokalani heir. She carried on with the responsibility. Over the years of being heir, she served as regent during King Kalakaua’s world tour in 1881, and she wanted to organize schools in Hawaii, which she was very active in. Kalakaua sailed to San Francisco to recover his health. He died in January 1891 at the San Francisco Palace Hotel, ascending his sister Liliuokalani to the throne. Now Liliuokalani was queen and all she wanted was to gain back some of the power of the monarchy that had been lost when Kalakaua was king. She also...

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