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Panama News - Breaking World Panama News - The New York Times

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World news about Panama. Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times.
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Primary Document #3

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This picture is a blue print of when the canal was being built

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Primary Document #1

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This a picture of the Panama Canal being built

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The United States of America and the Republic of Panama being desirous to insure the construction of a ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. The Congress of the United States of America having passed an act approved June 28, 1902, in furtherance of that object, by which the President of the United States is authorized to acquire within a reasonable time the control of the necessary territory of the Republic of Colombia. The sovereignty of such territory being actually vested in the Republic of Panama, the high contracting parties have resolved for that purpose to conclude a convention and have accordingly appointed as their plenipotentiaries. The President of the United States of America, John Hay, Secretary of State, and The Government of the Republic of Panama, Philippe Bunau-Varilla, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Panama, thereunto specially empowered by said government, who after communicating with each other their respective full powers, found to be in good and due form, have agreed upon and concluded the following articles: “ARTICLE I The United States guarantees and will maintain the independence of the Republic of Panama.” “ARTICLE II The Republic of Panama grants to the United States in perpetuity the use, occupation and control of a zone of land and land under water for the construction maintenance, operation, sanitation and protection of said Canal of the width of ten miles extending to the distance of five miles on each side of the center line of the route of the Canal to be constructed….” “ ARTICLE III The Republic of Panama grants to the United States all the rights, power and authority within the zone mentioned and described in Article II of this agreement and within the limits of all auxiliary lands and waters mentioned and described in said Article II. “ARTICLE IV As rights subsidiary to the above grants the Republic of Panama grants in perpetuity to the United States the right to use the rivers, streams, lakes and other bodies of water within its limits for navigation, the supply of water or water-power or other purposes, so far as the use of said rivers, streams, lakes and bodies of water and the waters thereof may be necessary and convenient for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation and protection of the said Canal.” “ARTICLE V The Republic of Panama grants to the United States in perpetuity a monopoly for the construction, maintenance and operation of any system of communication by means of canal or railroad across its territory between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific ocean.”

 

This really helped the expansion in the 19th and 20th century. The imports and exports to the U.S and other countries were faster than usual. The Panama Canal helped make money flow faster to countries. One of the positive facts were that it was easier to provide other goods to other countries and from other countries to the U.S. The main negative problem was the territorial issues with the Columbians. In conclusion the U.S should not intervene with other countries because we will never know how bad it could get. The U.S is the most powerful country, so why do we need to intervene with other countries? We already have enough problems of our own. We don’t need any new ones until we get the old ones fixed.

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HowStuffWorks "The Panama Canal Today"

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The Panama Canal seemed like a simple project, but it cost nearly four centuries, three countries and 22,000 lives to build. Read about the Panama Canal.
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Panama Canal Museum | Timeline — 1845 - Present The Panama Railroad Era

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Primary Document #2

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This Is a letter from President Theodore Roosevelt

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Website #1 WGBH American Experience . Panama Canal

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TV’s most-watched history series airs on PBS and has a library of over
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