Panama Canal

United States vs. Colombia for the land of Panama
The United States government used several covert activities to acquire
the land for the , such as the Spooner Act. The United States
wanted the land of Panama to build a Canal but first the United States need
the land from Colombia. The United States became vitally interested in

canal projects during the Spanish-American War of 1898. In 1902 the U.S.

Congress passed the Spooner Act, which was the basic law for the

construction of the Panama Canal. The law declared that the United States

had the right to build a canal on the land over the isthmus of Panama. Then a

revolution broke out in Panama, and independence from Colombia ...

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studies to be

undertaken. For the next several centuries, the world’s principle considered

various plans and canal routes

On August 15, 1914, the United States opened the Panama Canal.

Many residents are United States citizens, with employment provided by the

Canal Zone Government, the Panama Canal Company, and the United States

armed ...

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