Who Won The Panama Canal?

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After President McKinley got shot, Roosevelt being Vice President, was sworn into office on the day of September 14, 1901. He was only 42 years old, becoming the youngest man to ever be President. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States from the years 1901-1909. His main goal was to attempt to fix the nations social problems. During his term, he confronted some big controversial issues, such as the miners strike, the dispute with Great Britain, the Pure Food and Drug Act, he set aside acres of lands because he wanted them used for National Forests, and most importantly, he was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. During this period in history, there were some very interesting things going on in the Nation. The Wright brothers flew the first successful aircraft, the first box of crayons were sold for only five cents, the Martha Washington Hotel exclusively for women was made in New York City, and Panama received their independence from Columbia in the year 1903. The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty was signed by both the United States and Panama to give rights to the U.S. over the Panama Canal. The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty has 26 articles and they are as follows. Article I states that the United States of America will uphold the independence of the Republic of Panama. Article …show more content…
In the early 1800’s America and Britain wanted to created a more efficient and easier way to trade between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. They originally planned to build a canal in Nicaragua. However, it really never got any much further than planning the outline. After the failed attempt of the French trying to build a canal through Panama, the Americans decided they wanted to continue what was once started. John Hay and President Roosevelt were then met with the government of Panama to come to agreements with the construction of what is now known as the Panama Canal and known to be the center of global

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