This is a 24 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Progressivism & Reform - Panama Canal Construction. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The 48 mile-long waterway known as the Panama Canal allows ships to pass between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, saving about 8000 miles from a journey around the southern tip of South America, Cape Horn. The Panama canal did not come about easily.
Completed in 1914, the Panama Canal symbolized U.S. technological prowess and economic power. Although U.S. control of the canal eventually became an irritant to U.S.-Panamanian relations, at the time it was heralded as a major foreign policy achievement.
By the time the canal project was completed, its economic impact had created a new middle class, but new forms of discrimination occurred. Panamanian society had become segregated not only by class but by race and national origin as well. Furthermore, United States commercial competition and political intervention had already begun to generate resentment among Panamanians. This would not be resolved until 1979.
The presentation covers the following:
The Need for a Canal
The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty
The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty Map
Roosevelt Backs a Canal
French Failure & Bankruptcy
U. S. Interest in The Canal
Financial Terms Rejected
Republic of Panama Established
Terms of the Treaty
Army Corp of Engineers
Construction Buildup of Personal
Construction’s Biggest Challenges
The Challenges of Culebra & Gautin
The Gatun, Pedro Miguel, & Miraflores Locks
Map of the Panama Canal
End of Presentation
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