Essay about Was American Imperialism Morally Justifiable?
"By far the most important action I took in foreign affairs during the time I was President was related to the Panama Canal,"
- Theodore Roosevelt.
To both the government and people of the United States, it was certain that a canal from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean was necessary for expansion of the growing country. The situation in Panama begins with a revolution against Columbia. “The presence of the USS Nashville and the use of bribes allowed a successful revolution. In one day and with only one death, the new Republic of Panama was born.”(See Panama Canal Link 1) The company of the USS Nashville merely supported the Panamanians and their revolt and showed the aggressors that the US had a…