America’s rise to imperialism (panama)


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America’s rise to imperialism (panama)

  1. 1. BYCarlos Chersia, Gabriela Guapache, and Omar Rojas
  2. 2. Pros of American Imperialism Ideal of democracy spread to Panama. The US helped overthrow the rule of Colombia over Panama. The US also helped overthrow dictator Noriega with whom Panama wasn’t happy. The US paid money to Panama in order to get control of the Panama canal.
  3. 3. Cons of American Imperialism  US sovereignty over Panama  Panamanians getting hurt due to US military exercises being done where they, by treaty, were not permitted.
  4. 4.  The US was continuously imposing on Panama because of their military and economic power. They imposed with their military because they liberated Panama from Noriega and Colombia and so Panama “Owed” them. imposed in an economic way because they paid Panama to have a free pass in and out of the Country.
  5. 5.  Jane Franklin (Historian) (http://andromeda.rut .htm) 1989-“Panamanians were under constant attack by U.S. troops who staged almost- daily military exercises in Panamanian territory where U.S. forces were obligated by treaty not to operate”.
  6. 6.  1903, November 3 - Panama splits from Colombia and  1964, January 9 – becomes independent. The Panamanian President US, with Theodore Roosevelt Roberto F. Chiari Remón as president, buys the rights to build the Panama Canal temporarily cuts off all from the “Compagnie diplomatic relations with Nouvelle du Canal de the U.S. after a U.S. army Panama,” French company that was the first to try and soldier shot students after build the canal, and is they raised a Panamanian granted control of the Canal Zone. Work under the “U.S. flag in a neighborhood Army Corps of Engineers” near the Panama Canal. begins on May 4th of 1904.  1977, September 7 – The 1914, August 15 – The Panama Canal is formally The US and Panama sign opened with the transit of the Hay-Buneau Varilla Steamer SS Ancon, a cargo ship. Treaty, which gives the US Not much happened in the control over the Canal following 50 years… until 1999
  7. 7.  1983, August – Former CIA  1992, September 16 – informant Manuel Noriega Noriega’s trial is held in promotes as a General and Miami, Florida; he is becomes Panama’s De Facto sentenced to 40 years in president in 1983, he starts to form the military, which start prison. gaining predominance in the  1999, May 2 - Mireya country. Moscoso, becomes Panamas 1988, February 5 – The U.S. first female president in its Drug Enforcement history. Noriega’s prison Administration accuses sentence is reduced to 30 Noriega of several drug- related charges; Noriega years. By December 31st, declares a state of emergency Panama gains complete when he sees a failed coup in control over the Canal from his government. the US. 1989, December – On  2007, June 28 – Panama and December the 20th, the United States invades Panama and the US sign the Trade removes Noriega from power. Promotion Agreement , a Guillermo Endara is elected free trade agreement Panama’s next president the between Panama and the US. following year.
  8. 8.  On November 28,1821, Panama declared independence from Spain. It became part of “La Gran Colombia” 1855 the U.S. had completed their first transcontinental road, the Panama railway. In 1501, Panama was claimed by Spain. After breaking with Spain, Panama entered the Gran Colombia. Start in the late1800´s. Panama was viewed as a potential rout between the Atlantic and the Pacific as far back as 1825.
  9. 9.  Start in the late1800´s. Panama was viewedas a potential rout betweenthe Atlantic and the Pacific as far back as 1825. During the1800´s, the first attempts to build a sea- level canal were undertaken by the French. Due to illness and engineering challenges, these constructions were abandoned. In 1902, Theodore Roosevelt convinced Congress to take the project on.