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(later bought by MGM/United Artists,
which was bought by Turner Entertainment)
10 min., sound, b&w, 35 mm (See America First series)
The National Archives Motion Picture Collection
Record Group 100, Accession 197
Opening title: Westward Bound
PORTRAIT OF GROVER CLEVELAND
NARRATOR: From Buffalo, New York came staunch Grover Cleveland, the president who set the seal on the Monroe Doctrine by making it a firm and fixed American policy.
William McKinley went to the White House from Ohio, the mother state of presidents. He witnessed the final commercial conquest of the west.
Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii ruled in Honolulu, destined to become American territory. For Hawaii requested to be taken under the American flag. On the day this occurred the Queen reviewed her native troops.
Through Honolulu passed the royal parade, with flags of Spain and England blended into the Hawaiian emblem.
The Queen, last of a long line of Polynesian rulers signed the abdication that made Hawaii an American possession.
These native troops became soldiers of Uncle Sam.
Happy that her island Kingdom became an American protectorate, the Queen of Hawaii bade farewell.
The American Navy took control. Governor Dole, the gentlemen with the beard, was the first American ruler of Hawaii.
STAR SPANGLED BANNER MUSIC
TITLE SUPER: The End
MUSIC BUILDS TO CRESCENDO AND ENDS