Panama Canal Analysis

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Major events leading to the construction of the Panama Canal:
- The French impose an effort on the construction of the canal but end in a dejected failure.
- Within the 1900s, John Hay and Julian Pauncefote come to an agreement that allows the United States to control the construction and administration of the canal without fortifying it (Hay-Pauncefote Treaty).
- Theodore Roosevelt then becomes president establishing great significance towards the idea that the United States should behold total management over the canal.
- The second treaty accomplishes the goal that allows the United States’ fortification of the canal.
- Due to the lower demands introduced to the senate along with the natural disaster of what Mt. Momotombo could cause, congress favors Panama.
- Hay then offers negotiations towards Colombia, but the agreement is rejected.
- The superiorities in Washington then exposed the idea that Panama could resolve the Colombian conflict if they established and won independence as a whole.
- A Panamanian group then plans to initiate a revolution with over 500 rebels.
- United States Naval ships stop Colombian troops from interfering with Panamanian rebels.
- In one day with the help of the U.S. and its naval ships, Panama is granted independence from Colombia.
- A new treaty is established that explains and distinguishes the rights for building the canal while also protecting Panama.
- The canal is then built and finalized after seven years of Roosevelt’s passing.
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