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Panama. To Canal or not to Canal. PANAMA CANAL. American Involvement. Roosevelt negotiated for canal with Colombian diplomats. Colombian agent signed treaty that gave canal for $10 million Colombian senate outraged, and refused to ratify Roosevelt planned to organize and finance revolution

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Panama

Panama

To Canal or not to Canal


Panama

PANAMA CANAL


American involvement

American Involvement

  • Roosevelt negotiated for canal with Colombian diplomats.

  • Colombian agent signed treaty that gave canal for $10 million

    • Colombian senate outraged, and refused to ratify

  • Roosevelt planned to organize and finance revolution

  • Received help from French Co. (Banau-Varilla)

    • Roosevelt prevented Columbia from suppressing rebellion

  • US recognized Panama as a country

    • New government agreed to US terms

  • Canal finished in 1914


United states motives justifications

United States Motives & Justifications

Motives

  • Needed easier passage over oceans

  • Easier contact with Eastern World

  • Improved Naval Mobility

  • Simpler Trade Routes

  • Justifications

  • US was expanding

  • “Mandate from Civilization”

  • Colombia wronged US by prohibiting advancement

  • Would help Panama’s economy

- Justifications had no foundation

- Motives were apparent


Reaction of local population

Reaction of Local Population

  • Colombians were inconsolably and unimaginably outraged.

  • Panama was happy with independence

  • Panama content to grant US usage of canal


Final results

Final Results

  • US has secure passage from Atlantic to Pacific

  • Colombians and the rest of South America distrust the US

  • Imperialism in US continues to grow

  • Europe and the world frown on the US as the “Big Brother”


The united states a mafia don

The United States: A Mafia Don

  • US gave Panama independence for access to Panama Canal

  • US offered to build canal and give it to Panama to access

  • The US helped forcefully take Colombian land for personal gain


Us actions beneficial or detrimental

US Actions: Beneficial or Detrimental?

  • Beneficial to US

    - Improved Naval Mobility

    - Open Route to Trade with East

    - Sailing around South America not necessary

  • Detrimental

    - Portrayed US in a negative way

    - “Big Brother”Imperialism evident

    - Relations with South America strained

    - Colombian power weakened


Works cited

Works Cited

  • Brown, Sharen. "The Panama Canal." Institute of International Studies: Latin America Semester. Institute of International Studies of Missouri Southern State College, 6 Jan. 1999. Web. 8 Oct. 2010. <http://www.mssu.edu/international/Latinam/canal.htm>.

  • Holmgren, Chuck. "The Panama Canal." Panama-Pacific International Exposition. University of Virginia American Studies Program, 2002. Web. 8 Oct. 2010. <http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EMA03/ holmgren/ppie/pc.html>.

  • "The Panama Canal." Global Perspectives. Wheeling Jesuit University Center for Educational Technologies, 2002. Web. 8Oct. 2010. <http://www.cotf.edu/earthinfo/camerica/panama/ PCtopic3.html>.


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