But the Congress did not pass a treaty, merely a joint resolution. So, if you want to be technically accurate, Hawaii is merely de facto and not de jure a part of the US.<quoted text>
Not so fast, Mr. Cummings.
The U.S. National Archives has a different version.
Also, let's be clear on something: The President of the United States CANNOT decide to annex land on his own. That is something the U.S. Congress must agree on FIRST!!
And throw in the UN non-selfgoverning territory issues, and boy, letting anyone here a year vote in what is supposed to be an indigenous expression of self-determination doesn't pass the smell test.