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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

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. .
  • Holmgren, Chuck. "The Panama Canal." Panama-Pacific International Exposition. University of Virginia American Studies Program, 2002. Web. 8 Oct. 2010. .
  • "The Panama Canal." Global Perspectives. Wheeling Jesuit University Center for Educational Technologies, 2002. Web. 8Oct. 2010. .
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