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  • Building Of Th Panama Canal
    2,080 words
    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...
  • Land For The Panama Canal
    274 words
    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 the ...
  • Kiel Canal
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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 ...
  • 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 the...
  • Canal Along The Panama Isthmus
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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 ...
  • Building Of The Panama Canal
    363 words
    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 time...
  • Panama Canal
    1,388 words
    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...

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