Hawaii


The 1898 joint resolution to annex Hawaii was called the Newlands Resolution. Ironically, the Newlands Resolution was not named for its content regarding territorial acquisition, but rather for its drafter, Nevada Congressman Francis Newlands.

The following proclamation, Presidential Proclamation 3309 from President Dwight D. Eisenhower, announced Hawaii's admission as a state in 1959. 

Three days after Eisenhower's proclamation admitting Hawaii, the president wrote the following letter to the Governor of Hawaii, William Quinn.

 Photograph of USS ARIZONA on fire after in Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack (December 7, 1941).