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The Independence Of The Panama Canal

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The history of the Panama Canal can be traced back to the earliest time when European explorers started colonizing the Americas. The Panama Canal lies between the land bridge that connects North and South America, it’s narrow water ways also connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The European colonists recognized the canal’s potential from the start. In 1819, Panama was part of the then Colombian federation. At the time the Colombian government rejected any plans by the United States to build a canal across the Isthmus of Panama.

Because Colombia’s opposition to the United States, the U.S. supported a revolution that led to the independence of Panama in 1903. The French were the first to make an attempt at the building process for a canal
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