U.S. Panamanian Relations - Panama Canal History

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American History
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U.S. Panamanian Relations - Panama Canal History

President Eisenhower attempted to quell Panamanian Unrest by increasing the workers wage, better hosuing, and raising the Panamanian flag in the canal zone plaza

Panamanian's were unable to fly their flag in the canal-zone. Protesters attempted to plant small flags in the zone

Leading to Panamanian protest

The importance of the canal forced the United States to increase military presence

The construction of the canal drastically shortened transportation time and cost. It soon became a significant point of interest for the United States

Intro

Panama Canal

How it came to be

1903

1914

1958

1959

1960

1964

The United States backed Panama's declaration of independence from Colombia in exchange for construction monopoly rights

Military presence led to the reduction of Panamanian Sovereignty in and around the canal zone

However, they were met with fire hoses and tear gas

Unable to fly their flag, Panamanian Students took to the streets in protest

Canal-Zone police were unable to pacify the crowd and began firing into crowd prompting riots that lasted 6 days

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Torrijos-Carter Treaties


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