How and when did the US acquire the state of Hawaii?

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How and when did the US acquire the state of Hawaii?

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Hawaii only became a US state in 1959, but was a US territory from 1897 after its annexation by President William McKinley. It remained a territory for so long primarily due to intervention by large corporations who could export and produce goods from Hawaii at a far cheaper rate when it remained a territory. It was eventually granted statehood due to the collapse of the corporate corruption in the region and the rise of local political representative who were strong advocates for the rights and protection of the region.