• The Panama Canal United States
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    The shortest distance between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans is the tiny Isthmus of Panama which joins Central and South America. The dreams of building a canal through this land dates back to the 1500's. The Isthmus was a key player in the California gold rush for prospectors. The French originally tried to build a canal but failed and the United States took over. [2 McCullough 24-26] There were many setbacks, the greatest of which was disease and Roosevelt sent William Gorgas to handle the pr...
  • Panama Canal 2 United States
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    Intro In the 16 th century, Europeans dreamed of building a ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama. Spanish kings considered building a canal to carry treasure from their South American colonies back to Spain, but no attempt was made. Such a project only became possible in the 19 th century, with the machinery and knowledge produced during the Industrial Revolution, the transition from an agricultural to a mechanized economy. In the late 1870 s a private French company won a concession from Col...
  • Panama United States
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    Spanish 111 March 26, 1999 Panama The Republic of Panama is located in Central America between North and South America. Its position between two continents and separating two oceans has had a major part in Panama s history to the present day. Covered with large areas of rain forest, Panama has two long coastlines with numerous islands and bays. Panama s population is largely of mixed Spanish, black, and Native American descent, but also includes immigrants from many parts of the world. Most of P...
  • The Panama Canal Dam French Meters
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    The Panama Canal was one of the greatest triumphs and tragedies of the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries. The tragedy was that the French were just simply too far ahead of technology, at that time, to complete or even get farther than the very beginning of the Panama Canal. The Americans took over the project after President Theodore Roosevelt's pushing of the Panamanian Revolution. After the Revolution the Americans took control of the canal and continued to build the canal to what it is tod...
  • Panama Canal Essay Americans American 000
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    Panama Canal Essay The canal was the best thing that ever happened to Panama. The Panama Canal was started under President Roosevelt and completed by his successor, William Howard Taft. The canal was built across an isthmus, a narrow body of land that connects two larger land areas, which connects North and South America. In some places in Panama the isthmus is only 50 miles across. The French started the canal in the late 1800's. They had just built the then famous Suez Canal with relative ease...
  • Panama Canal United States
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    United States vs. Colombia for the land of Panama The United States government used several covert activities to acquire the land for the Panama Canal, such as the Spooner Act. The United States wanted the land of Panama to build a Canal but first the United States need the land from Colombia. The United States became vitally interested in canal projects during the Spanish-American War of 1898. In 1902 the U. S. Congress passed the Spooner Act, which was the basic law for the construction of th...
  • Panama Canal War World America
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    The Panama Canal is the fastest, safest, and easy route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The canal was originally the French's plan, but they went into bankruptcy and couldn't finish the job. So, when the arrival of World War I came around a series of treaties were made in order for America to build the Panama Canal. The canal was completed in August of 1914, under budget by twenty-three million dollars. America owned the Panama Canal Zone in which America built bases on over the ye...
  • Persian Empire Canal One King
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    I am here today to talk to you about the Persian Empire. One of the reasons I chose this topic is that I am Persian myself. Another reason for me choosing this topic is that there is a large Persian community in Lower Mainland. Moving along, Persian Empire was founded around 548 BC. It was the first largest empire stretching from Atlantic Ocean, Morocco, to Indus River, India. The Persian Empire is most famous for its tolerance over other religions and races and the first people to write the Cha...
  • Love Canal Families Area Gibbs
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    The Love Canal is located near Niagara Falls in upstate New York. The Canal was constructed as a waterway during the nineteenth century, but was abandoned shortly afterwards. The Love Canal story is essentially the story of the thousands of families who lived unknowingly amongst an abandoned toxic chemical waste dump. It wasn't the first time in U. S history where this has happened, nor was it the worst, but it did grab the public's attention. In the 1930's before the Love Canal area was turned ...
  • Suez Canal Ships Dug Years
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    The Suez Canal The Suez Canal is an achievement that man has made and a great help through the entire world. This is one of many difficult tasks that man has done and completed. This was a big task and a big construction and was done many years ago. This canal only transported a little water and was not deep enough for ships or boats. The idea of liking the Mediterranean Sea and Red sea first occurred during the age of the pharaohs. The pharaoh dug the canal to link both seas but soon after the...
  • Roosevelt Era Nicaraguan Route
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    Chapter 30 American on the World Stage 1899-1909 Summary: Foreign affairs led Roosevelt from domestic to international involvement. Page: 673-681 Columbia blocks the Canal Foreign affairs absorbed much of Roosevelt's energy and had more knowledge of outside world than most of his predecessors. Americans from Spanish-American War wanted canal across the Central American isthmus to augment the strength of the navy by increasing its mobility, defend recent American acquisitions (Hawaii, Puerto Rico...
  • Kiel World War
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    Kiel Kiel is the capital of Schleswig-Holstein. Schleswig-Holstein is located in West Germany. Kiel is located at the head of Kieler F"or de which is an inlet of the Baltic Sea. During World War II three-fourths of the city was destroyed by bombs. Kiel was a major naval base during the war. Kiel's major industries now are shipbuilding and also building machines such as the diesel engine. They also manufacture electric and electronic products. Kiel also is known for brewing and the processing of...
  • Panama Canal 2 Chief Engineer
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    Part of Teddy Roosevelt s dream of making America a global power was realized through the construction of the Panama Canal. The French began construction in 1880 but nine years and about 20, 000 lives later they realized their plans were flawed and abandoned the project. Panama declared independence and the United States decided to continue the work on the canal that the French could not. First the U. S. controlled the diseases that claimed so many workers lives. Then they developed an innovati...
  • Politics Of The Panama Canal
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    During the Spanish-American War the warship Oregon was summoned from the West Coast. The trip took two months to travel 14, 000 miles around Cape Horn to the Atlantic. (The American Journey 741) How was the United States supposed to defend it shores if it took ships that long to get between them The United State had to build a canal through Central America; national security depended on it. The Politics of the Panama Canal are confusing. This confusion includes the building, the economics and th...
  • Panama Canal Treaties United States
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    I here by hand my report copy rights to Cheat House! , Phillip Mayhew The Hay-Pauncefote Treaty The Hay-Pauncefote treaty was an agreement, in 1901, between Great Britain and the United States of America. This agreement provided construction and also regulation of a canal across the Isthmus of Panama. The treaty was signed by John Hay, the United States Secretary of State and Lord Julian Pauncefote, the British ambassador to the United States. However, this treaty superseded, or took claim over,...
  • Love Canal Hooker Beauchamp School
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    The Love Canal which is located in Niagara Falls, was created in the 1890 s by a businessman by the name of William T. Love who wanted to facilitate hydroelectric power by connecting the upper and lower parts of the falls. Love s plan fell apart when he lacked financing and cheaper methods of obtaining power became available. The Love Canal was abandoned and shortly afterward the city of Niagara Falls turned the canal into a summer swimming hole (Beauchamp p. 106). The Hooker Electrochemical Co...
  • The Eight Wonder The Panama Canal
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    Christopher Columbus was enchanted by the stories told by Natives about a strait through which one might travel westward into waters that led directly to the land for which he was searching for, the Indies. His belief increased as he reached Central America. More recently, the Gold Rush began, and people from all over the world immigrated to California. Gold rushers from the East Coast traveled to California by ship, having to go around South America, a 13, 000 mile trip, but some decided to cut...
  • Panama Canal Columbia Time Build
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    After America acquired the Philippines and Puerto Rico, they needed a fast way to sail from ocean to ocean. After they thought about it, they decided to build a canal through Panama. Columbia, who was in charge at the time, rejected the idea. The U. S. then helped the panama people over throw Columbia. After the people of Panama over threw Columbia, they were granted permission to build the canal. When the offer was rejected by Columbian rule, the U. S. began to make negotiations. During this ...
  • Panama Canal Mann World Workers
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    Many people do not know why the Panama Canal was built or what the troubles were in building it. Many people believe it was built for control over the oceans or having a stronger military. This paper will explore the problems and the importance of building the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal was completed in the year 1914 and is ranked as one of the world's greatest achievements. The United States built the Panama Canal as a cost off 380 million dollars. For ten years, thousands of workers worked...
  • American Imperialism The United
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    The United States became an imperialist nation at the end of the 19 th century because Americans wanted to expand over seas with their belief in manifest destiny. The three factors that started American imperialism were political and military competition including the creation of a strong naval force, economic competition among industrial nations and a belief in the racial and cultural superiority of people of Anglo-Saxon decent. The Spanish American War marked the emergence of the United States...