Morgan's Gems

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Following is a list of some of the items in the Morgan report that are of special interest in the year 2006 regarding ongoing controversies such as: claims that the overthrow of the monarchy was illegal or was successful only because of U.S. intervention; the apology resolution of 1993; the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill). Also included in the Morgan report are important historical documents ignored or suppressed by modern Hawaiian sovereignty activists, showing the very close relationship between the Kingdom of Hawai'i and the United States -- a relationship that was mutually beneficial and mutually enthusiastic.

pp. 402-405

treaty of annexation made in the time of kamehameha iii, which failed of the king's signature by reason of his death, the original being on file in the office of the secretary of state -- the treaty contained ten articles plus a separate and secret article

pp. 407-409

treaty of reciprocity between the united states and hawaii, dated and signed the 20th of july, 1855, submitted to the senate for ratification by President Pierce on December 22, 1855, but which was not ratified by the senate