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  1. 1. California Part 3 James Smith III
  2. 2. A Man, A Plan, A Canal <ul><li>The Panama Canal Interesting Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, something that had been wanted for many years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever done by America </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. A Man, A Plan A Canal <ul><li>The French were the driving force behind the Canal and its construction in 1879, bust most of it was built in the 1880s. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferdinand de Lesseps, was the main engineers behind the canal, he had visited Panama first to see the land. </li></ul><ul><li>The Land was first cleared by hand and then the works went back in to do more work, it is estimated that about 22,000 workers perished working on the canal during “French construction” </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Man, A Plan, A Canal <ul><li>Theodore Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congress ratified the “99-year lease” in 1903 which allowed the United States to lease and build in Colombia, the lease isn't actually for 99 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On 1904, The United States under President Roosevelt paid the French $40 million and began building on May 4. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. A Man, A Plan, A Canal <ul><li>Construction and Completion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By 1912 there were than 50000 workers on the canal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1914 – the canal was opened. Between the French and the Americans there was about 640 million dollars spent on the Canal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today the Canal is still one of the busiest areas of sea. </li></ul></ul>

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