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From the Ted Talk by Sydney Iaukea: The dark history of the overthrow of Hawaii

Unscramble the Blue Letters

75 years earlier, American missionaries first arrived in Hawaii. They quickly asmsaed pewor, building biessnesus and claiming aalbre land that they transformed into poatanitnls. They worked closely with the ali’i, or sacred Hawaiian nobility closely linked to the Gods. The ali’i appointed missionaries to government roles where they helepd establish Hawaii as a sovereign kingdom with a constitutional monarchy. But once certain business ouittrnpipeos emerged— namely, the prospect of exporting sugar to the US tariff-free— some of their descendants shifted ptosinois. They formed a political group known as “the Missionary Party” and began plotting to annex Hawaii, bringing it under US control.

Open Cloze

75 years earlier, American missionaries first arrived in Hawaii. They quickly _______ _____, building __________ and claiming ______ land that they transformed into ___________. They worked closely with the ali’i, or sacred Hawaiian nobility closely linked to the Gods. The ali’i appointed missionaries to government roles where they ______ establish Hawaii as a sovereign kingdom with a constitutional monarchy. But once certain business _____________ emerged— namely, the prospect of exporting sugar to the US tariff-free— some of their descendants shifted _________. They formed a political group known as “the Missionary Party” and began plotting to annex Hawaii, bringing it under US control.

Solution

  1. helped
  2. positions
  3. power
  4. plantations
  5. amassed
  6. opportunities
  7. businesses
  8. arable

Original Text

75 years earlier, American missionaries first arrived in Hawaii. They quickly amassed power, building businesses and claiming arable land that they transformed into plantations. They worked closely with the ali’i, or sacred Hawaiian nobility closely linked to the Gods. The ali’i appointed missionaries to government roles where they helped establish Hawaii as a sovereign kingdom with a constitutional monarchy. But once certain business opportunities emerged— namely, the prospect of exporting sugar to the US tariff-free— some of their descendants shifted positions. They formed a political group known as “the Missionary Party” and began plotting to annex Hawaii, bringing it under US control.

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