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Kamehameha III rules

Following the death of Kamehameha II and the return of his body to Hawai'i, his younger brother Kauikeaouli, who had been named heir apparent upon Liholiho's departure, became king at age nine. Until 1833, he ruled with Ka'ahumanu and then Kinau who functioned as regents. As a young man, Kamehameha III was often at odds with his advisors and the foreign community, but he later settled into a stable rule that was the longest of the Hawaiian monarchy. During the time that he was king, he gave Hawai'i its first bill of rights and constitution, established the Chiefs' Children's School in Honolulu, oversaw the Mahele of 1848 which gave fee simple title to Hawaii's residential and agricultural lands, and signed the Kuleana Act which extended this fee simple ownership of land. Though Kamehameha III and his wife Kalama had two children, both died in infancy.

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