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America Becomes an Imperial Power
Half of the Hawaiian population is wiped out by the Black Plague or Cholera.
Japan refuses trade with Russian ships.
First cargo of Russian furs from Russian America is delivered to China
American Protestant missionaries arrive in Hawaii.
Russian Trading Charter is renewed, extending Russian jurisdiction.
First printed pages in the Hawaiian language.
Russia and USA sign a treaty to determine the southern boundary of Alaska.
Japanese Shogunate bars foreign ships.
U.S. and Hawaii entered into treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation.
The American whaling ship "Wellington" introduces mosquitoes to Hawaii.
First Mission School for Eskimos opens.
American merchant ships fired upon.
Shogunate cracks down on Western scholarship.
The first approved constitution is put into motion in Hawaii.
Flu, Measles, Diarrhea, and Whooping Cough come to Hawaii for the first time.
Smallpox hits Hawaii for the first time.
Commodore Perry demands Japan open to trade.
The USA forces Japan to sign a trade agreement ("treaty of Kanagawa").
Coal mining begins at Coal Harbor on Kenai Peninsula, Alaska to supply steamers.
The Queens Hospital in Honolulu is opened.
Gold is discovered at Telegraph Creek at the Stikine River in Alaska.
British, French, Dutch and American warships bomb Choshu, a Japanese port
Sugar had replaced whaling as Hawaii's chief source of revenue.
The first shipload of Lepers is sent to Kaluapapa on Molokai.
Treaty signed for Alaska’s purchase.
Alaska formally becomes part of the U.S.
The Confucian school of Edo becomes a Western-style university.
Western dress is prescribed for official ceremonies
The US use of Pearl Harbor is openly considered in exchange for duty free sugar.
U.S. troops withdraw from Alaska.
The United States constitutes a civil government in Alaska
The Hawaiian government is 2 million dollars in debt.
Congress creates the Indian Reservation of Metlakatla on Annette Island
America troops move into the palace and take over.
Queen Lili'uokulani political decision causes a huge uproar.
American troops land to restore order.
The republic of Hawaii is formed, led by President Dole.
The last attempt to restore the Hawaiian monarchy fails.
Major gold deposit discovered in Yukon, Alaska.
The European powers force Japan to surrender the Liaotung peninsula of China.
Hawaii is annexed as U.S. territory.
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