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The Building of the Panama Canal
By Carson K
Heritage Minute
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The Panama Canal was built so that
ships wouldn’t have to travel around
South America to get to the west
coast of the Un...
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The Panama Canal was built so that
ships wouldn’t have to travel around
South America to get to the west
coast of the Un...
+Theodore Roosevelt, who was president
from 1901 -1909 thought a way to solve
this problem would be to build a canal at
th...
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 Panama was part of the South American
country of Columbia. Columbia would not
sell the land needed to build the canal ...
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 President Roosevelt helped Panama win its freedom from
Columbia, and the new leaders of Panama agreed to
allow the Uni...
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The Construction Of The Canal
 In the construction of the Panama Canal, more than
45,000 people worked for 10 years on ...
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The Disease In The Building Of The
Canal
 Since Panama is a hot, humid
climate, mosquitos carrying Malaria
and Yellow F...
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The Locks
A series of locks was used to make the
canal more easily navigable. It was a way
of raising and lowering ships...
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The SS Ancon was the first ship
to travel through the Panama
Canal on August 14, 1914. It
carried a cargo of cement.
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The US owned the Panama Canal
until 1999, when on December 31st
it was given back to the people of
Panama.
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The Building Of The Panama Canal
By Carson K
Heritage Minute
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  1. 1. + The Building of the Panama Canal By Carson K Heritage Minute
  2. 2. + The Panama Canal was built so that ships wouldn’t have to travel around South America to get to the west coast of the United States. They could save a lot of time and money if they could somehow go through it.
  3. 3. + The Panama Canal was built so that ships wouldn’t have to travel around South America to get to the west coast of the United States. They could save a lot of time and money if they could somehow go through it.
  4. 4. +Theodore Roosevelt, who was president from 1901 -1909 thought a way to solve this problem would be to build a canal at the narrowest point in Central America, which was Panama.
  5. 5. +  Panama was part of the South American country of Columbia. Columbia would not sell the land needed to build the canal to the United States.
  6. 6. +  President Roosevelt helped Panama win its freedom from Columbia, and the new leaders of Panama agreed to allow the United States to build the canal.  On November 17, 1903 the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty granted the US exclusive control over the canal zone.
  7. 7. + The Construction Of The Canal  In the construction of the Panama Canal, more than 45,000 people worked for 10 years on the canal.  The length of the canal is 15 miles.  More than 4,000 wagons were used for the removal of the excavated material.
  8. 8. + The Disease In The Building Of The Canal  Since Panama is a hot, humid climate, mosquitos carrying Malaria and Yellow Fever killed 20,000 people during the building of the canal.
  9. 9. + The Locks A series of locks was used to make the canal more easily navigable. It was a way of raising and lowering ships as they passed through the canal.
  10. 10. + The SS Ancon was the first ship to travel through the Panama Canal on August 14, 1914. It carried a cargo of cement.
  11. 11. + The US owned the Panama Canal until 1999, when on December 31st it was given back to the people of Panama.
  12. 12. + The Building Of The Panama Canal By Carson K Heritage Minute

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