An early peace might thwart months of annexationist
Freehling suggests that "southern annexationists
appeared to be playing fast and loose with majoritarian rules [and their] disregard for any republican procedure in their way caused Yankees and even key Southerners to bridle at their bullying.
The immediate annexationists
controlled not only the foreign-policy agenda but also all the executive patronage.
The US was intent on fending off foreign designs on Hawaii, but colonialism was not yet a major force in Washington, DC, and the annexationists
among the white Hawaiian oligarchy were not getting very far.
Smith, and Lorrin Thurston) will be readily recognized as leading prohibitionists and annexationists
who actively participated in the overthrow of the monarchy.
Apparently Louis Riel accepted funding from Annexationists
but stopped short of providing support.