Definitions for "1887 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii"
The 1887 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii stripped the Hawaiian monarchy of much of its authority, and disenfranchised all Asians and poor citizens while generally empowering rich citizens, including American, European and native Hawaiian elites. It is now widely known as the Bayonet Constitution, a nickname given to it by its opponents because of the threat of force used to gain Kalākaua's cooperation.