Girls playing at sunset on Ho'okipa Beach, one of the best beaches where windsurfing and surfing. The push for statehood Hawaiians began pressing for statehood after the second world war, but the government refused, partly by political and social concerns. In 1947, the Senate of the United States, refused to accept the bill made ??by the House of Representatives. It was not until 1959, after Alaska became the 49th state, that Congress voted to allow Hawaii to be part of the Union. When Alaska was admitted in January 1959, a new flag with 49 stars was designed and introduced in the "Hall of Independence" in Philadelphia on July 4 of that year. It would be the flag (flag) only official one year. The 50-star flag became the number 27 on July 4, 1960 and remains the official flag of the United States today. President Dwight Eisenhower signed the bill into law on March 18, and the proposal was brought to the Hawaiian electorate, who voted for the union as a state on June 27, 1959, with a margin of 17-1. Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21, 1959.