Bayonet Constitution, Hawaii

On 30 June 1887, King Kalakaua of Hawaii signed a new constitution, under threat of violent revolution, seriously limiting the prerogatives of the Hawaiian Monarchy. The constitution was later referred to as the Bayonet Constitution.


Stephen Hancock, “On the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy, 1893″

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30 Jun 1887

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