Hawaii Statehood, August 21, 1959
Located in the historical records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate at the Center for Legislative Archives are many documents that illustrate the important role of stakeholders, indigenous people and Congress in the statehood process. Here is a small sampling of the many congressional records that highlight Hawaii's long and often challenged path to statehood. On August 21, 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state.
For more information, visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library to see Executive documents related to Hawaii's statehood.
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