SAT Subject US History Practice Question 174: Answer and Explanation
65. Which event did NOT lead directly to the annexation of Hawaii as a U.S. territory in 1898?
A. Passage of the McKinley Tariff of 1890
B. Formation of the Secret Hawaiian League in 1886
C. Election of William McKinley to the presidency in 1898
D. Rebellion of Hawaiian supporters of annexation in 1893
E. Coronation of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii in 1891
Correct Answer: E
All the other choices led directly or indirectly to the goal of annexation.