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The Panama Canal. How do you get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean? A Canal!!!

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Page 1: The Panama Canal. How do you get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean? A Canal!!!

The Panama Canal

Page 2: The Panama Canal. How do you get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean? A Canal!!!

How do you get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean? A Canal!!!

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The French…•1880s – French began a canal

•After 10 years, they abandoned the project

•20,000 deaths•$280 million

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US steps in…•1901 John Hay talks w/ Columbia

•1903 treaty drafted–Columbia got $250,000 yearly & $10 million up front

–US got 99 year lease on 6-mile strip of land

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Columbian Senate

•Columbian Senate holds out for better terms

•T. Roosevelt was angry and withdrew treaty

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Meanwhile…•A revolution is brewing in Panama against Columbia

•Philippe Bunau-Varilla

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Rebellion•Nov 3, 1903 rebels set up new government

•US recognizes the government at once

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Back to the Canal

Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gave US complete, unending sovereignty over a 10-mile-wide canal zone

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Construction Timeline

1904 work begins–Laborers face harsh conditions and shortages of workers and materials

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1905 –Outbreak!!

Mosquitoes led to the spread of yellow fever and malaria

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1906 Yellow Fever almost eliminated

1913Malaria under control

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Construction Continues

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Canal Finished!

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1914 SS Ancon

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How does it work?