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  • California part 2
    By: miguelcardenas
  • Panama canal
    • Built from 1904 -1914.
    • The Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. View slide
    • The maximum size of vessel that can use the canal is known as Panamax.
  • Panama canal Continued
    • It has a very important impact on the trade. View slide
    • The construction of the panama canal is consider one of the most difficult for engineer's.
    • The Panama canal can now allow much quicker and saver travel.
  • Panama canal Continued
    • It was indented by the French but it was abandoned due to diseases and death.
    • Then the united states began construction and they were able to complete the project.
    • They found out that the cause of death was because of mosquitos.
    • After the US became global power it become necessary to be able to move ships from the Atlantic to the Pacific as fast as possible.
  • Panama canal Continued
    • After ten years if digging and building the panama canal locks as big as the Eiffel Tower.
    • It opened in August 1914.
    • The canal had an enormous impact on shipping between the two oceans, replacing the long and treacherous route via either the Strait of Cape Horn.
  • Panama canal: Theodore Roosevelt
    • He was one of the initiators of the construction of the panama canal.
    • Ran a huge sanitary program.
    • Latin America consumed a fair amount of Roosevelt's time and energy during his first term as President
  • Los Angeles Aqueduct
    • The water was brought to Los Angeles from the Owens river.
    • The project began in 1908.
    • The project cost more than 24.5 million dollar.
    • One hundred thousand workers constructed the aquaduct in the burning heat of 110 degrees.
    • The aqueduct was opened in 1913.
    • Once LA obtained a reliable water source the city began to grow rapidly.
  • Los Angeles Aqueduct CONTINUED
    • It was first founded as a small settlement and depended on its own river.
    • Construction of the Aqueduct system devastated the ecosystem of the Owens Lake
    • The construction crew set numerous of records for the construction of the aqueduct.
    • City started to grow and they realized that that it wasn't reaching future demands
    • Fred Eaton began looking to the Colorado river for water supply.
  • Los Angeles Aqueduct:William Mulholland
    • In 186 he ended up as the superintendent of the LA water system.
    • He set out in 1905 to build the aqueduct.
    • He had engineering background.
    • Became the highest public employee in LA.