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The Panama Canal
<ul><li>How do you get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean?  A Canal!!! </li></ul>
The French… <ul><li>1880s – French began a canal </li></ul><ul><li>After 10 years, they abandoned the project </li></ul><u...
US steps in… <ul><li>1901 John Hay talks w/ Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>1903 treaty drafted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia ...
Columbian Senate <ul><li>Columbian Senate holds out for better terms </li></ul><ul><li>T. Roosevelt was angry and withdrew...
Meanwhile… <ul><li>A revolution is brewing in Panama against Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Philippe Bunau-Varilla </li></ul>
Rebellion <ul><li>Nov 3, 1903 rebels set up new government </li></ul><ul><li>US recognizes the government at once </li></ul>
Back to the Canal <ul><li>Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gave US complete, unending sovereignty over a 10-mile-wide canal zone  ...
Construction Timeline <ul><li>1904 work begins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laborers face harsh conditions and shortages of worke...
1905 –Outbreak!! Mosquitoes led to the spread of yellow fever and malaria
 
 
1906  <ul><li>Yellow Fever almost eliminated </li></ul>1913 Malaria under control
Construction Continues
 
 
Canal Finished!
1914 SS Ancon
How does it work?
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The Panama Canal

  1. 1. The Panama Canal
  2. 2. <ul><li>How do you get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean? A Canal!!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. The French… <ul><li>1880s – French began a canal </li></ul><ul><li>After 10 years, they abandoned the project </li></ul><ul><li>20,000 deaths </li></ul><ul><li>$280 million </li></ul>
  4. 4. US steps in… <ul><li>1901 John Hay talks w/ Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>1903 treaty drafted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia got $250,000 yearly & $10 million up front </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US got 99 year lease on 6-mile strip of land </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Columbian Senate <ul><li>Columbian Senate holds out for better terms </li></ul><ul><li>T. Roosevelt was angry and withdrew treaty </li></ul>
  6. 6. Meanwhile… <ul><li>A revolution is brewing in Panama against Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Philippe Bunau-Varilla </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rebellion <ul><li>Nov 3, 1903 rebels set up new government </li></ul><ul><li>US recognizes the government at once </li></ul>
  8. 8. Back to the Canal <ul><li>Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gave US complete, unending sovereignty over a 10-mile-wide canal zone </li></ul>
  9. 9. Construction Timeline <ul><li>1904 work begins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laborers face harsh conditions and shortages of workers and materials </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 1905 –Outbreak!! Mosquitoes led to the spread of yellow fever and malaria
  11. 13. 1906 <ul><li>Yellow Fever almost eliminated </li></ul>1913 Malaria under control
  12. 14. Construction Continues
  13. 17. Canal Finished!
  14. 18. 1914 SS Ancon
  15. 19. How does it work?

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