Panama Canal

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Panama Canal

Panama Canal

Who was involved? French, United States (Teddy Roosevelt), Columbia, Panama

Where did it take place? Between Gamboa, Panama and Paraiso, Panama.

Why did it happen? In 1881, the French wanted to create a canal through Panama which would connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. They also thought that it would make money for investors. The French went bankrupt and offered the canal to The United States. In 1902, the United States bought the rights to the French canal property. After complications with Columbia and the Panama Revolution, the United States was finally able to start the canal in 1903.

What was it? It was a canal through Panama which would connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

What was the importance of the event? To connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It would also make world travel quicker and less expensive because of this new short cut.

What impact did it have on society as a whole? The Panama Canal affected the way that countries traveled the seas. It opened a short cut which cut costs and shipping time. The Panama Canal effected Panama’s independence from Columbia. It made relations with Columbia and the U.S. rocky.

When did it happen? November 6, 1903-August 15, 1914. It took 12 years to complete.

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Works Cited "American Experience: TV's Most-watched History Series." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. . "American Experience: TV's Most-watched History Series." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. . "Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914 - 1899–1913 - Milestones - Office of the Historian." Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914 - 1899–1913 - Milestones - Office of the Historian. N.p., n.d. Web. . "Historical Image and Stock Public Domain Pictures - Is M. De Lesseps a Canal Digger or a Grave Digger?" Historical Image and Stock Public Domain Pictures - Is M. De Lesseps a Canal Digger or a Grave Digger? N.p., n.d. Web. .

American cartoonist Thomas Nast caricatured de Lesseps, saying, "Is M. de Lesseps a Canal Digger or a Grave Digger?"

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