The Senate unanimously passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation in the United States. On June 18, 2009, the Senate sent the measure to the House.
The House passed a resolution on July 29, 2008, apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African Americans.
The United States government issued a formal apology to the Kingdom of Hawaii for the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom.on November 23, 1993, President William J. Clinton signed the apology. (Public Law 103-150 of the 103rd Congress). However, on March 31, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that allows the Hawaiian government to sell state lands, effectively limiting the scope of the apology. Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs, 129 S. Ct. 1436 (U.S. 2009).