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An artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.

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What were some economic problems in the 1900's with Teddy Roosevelt and the Panama Canal?

Teddy Roosevelt, Economic Troubles, and the Panama CanalThe main economic problem in the early 1900's were trusts. A trust a combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or an industry. By eliminating competition, trusts could charge whatever price they chose. Corporate greed, rather than market demands, determined the price for products. Teddy Roosevelt believed the offending corporations needed to be regulated, not destroyed and thus began the anti-trust movement. Progressives advocated legislation that would break up these trusts, known as "trust busting."

"In 1878 Ferdinand de Lesseps, the French engineer who built the Suez Canal, began to dig a canal across the Isthmus of Panama, which was then part of Colombia. Tropical disease and engineering problems halted construction on the canal, but a French business (the New Panama Canal Company) still held the rights to the project. Roosevelt agreed to pay $40 million for the rights, and he began to negotiate with Colombia for control of the land. He offered $10 million for a fifty-mile strip across the Isthmus. Colombia refused. 'We were dealing with a government of irresponsible bandits,' Roosevelt stormed. 'I was prepared to...at once occupy the Isthmus anyhow, and proceed to dig the canal. But I deemed it likely that there would be a revolution in Panama soon.' Teddy was right. The chief engineer of the New Panama Canal Company organized a local revolt. Roosevelt immediately sent the battleship Nashville and a detachment of marines to Panama to support the new government. Roosevelt ordered army engineers to start digging. Thousands of workers sweated in the malarial heat. They tore up jungles and cut down mountains. Insects thrived in muddy, stagnant pools. 'Mosquitoes get so thick you get a mouthful with every breath,' a worker complained. The mosquitoes also carried yellow fever, and many fell victim to the deadly disease before Dr. William Gorgas found a way to stop it." (Small Planet Communications, The Panama Canal)

Explain the difference between perennial canals and inundation canals?

Inundation canal are long canals taken off from large rivers.They receive water when the river is high enough and especially when in flood. While Perennial canals are lined to dams and barrages to provide water throughout the year, and they irrigate a vast area. LIKE IT.

Importance of the Grand Canal?

Um, you should be more specific in your question, but I'm guessing its 'What's the importance of the grand canal'The answer to that question is

The importance is to connect two rivers in China, and provide a trading route. It also helped with agriculture, since the land outside the rivers didn't receive much water. Hope I helped

-Anonymus

What are the negative effects that occurred panama canal?

one of the negative effects is that over 30,000 people died in the making of the canal because they had fallen into the concrete while helping build it and were not able to be pulled out. :(

Name of a canal starting with s?

The most well known Canal that starts with "S" is probably the Suez Canal, located in Egypt. It connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea.

What are the operating hours of the Panama Canal?

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While the canal is "always" open, there are certain times of day the major operations occur. The procession of the largest ships starts at each end in the early morning and they go through the locks in a group over about two hours. The public viewing areas at either end should be visited at about 8 AM to see the biggest ships going through the locks one after the other. The closing times of the public viewing areas is different at each end of the canal; make inquiries.

Why was the panama canal important to the us defense?

It is sometimes necessary to move warships from the Pacific to the Atlantic (or from the Atlantic to the Pacific) in order to respond to threats in different locations in the world, and since military conflicts can develop rapidly, it may be necessary to move the warships quickly, and the trip around the southern tip of South America is tremendously longer, and slower, than the trip through the Panama Canal.

What did the us do to be able to build the canal after negotiations with Columbia broke down?

The US negotiated with a rebel group of Colombians who wanted independence from Colombia and agreed to support the new country which was near the ideal location for the new canal

How do you wait to go through panama canal?

there is a lift system. the boat passes through one gate and the boat is raised up/ lowered (depends on ur direction of travel). the water then fills/drains (depends on ur direction of travel) the area the boat is in until it matches the water levels on the outside of the gate, and the boat is then set free back into the canal to continue moving

What are some disadvantages of canals?

They were slow, often ice-clogged and depending on the size of the canal, some of the larger boats couldn't navigate as easily as the smaller boats.

What was true about the Panama Canal?

It greatly reduced the time required for ships traveling from the eastern to the western United States. It also saved travel time for ships of all nations. To get to either the Pacific or Atlantic oceans became a shorter trip than traveling around the southern tip of Argentina.

What is a difference between perennial canal and non perennial canal?

Perennial canals have water flowing in them round the year. but Non perennial canal are fed only in particular seasons especially during monsoon.

Why is the grand canal technically not a canal?

It is an artificial (man-made) river. Specifically, the primary issue is that it connects two rivers as opposed to two saltwater bodies (like the Panama Canal or Suez Canal).

How did the Panama Canal boost commerce?

It made travel between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean much faster.

It made it unnecessary to sail around South America.

Why was the Panama Canal built?

The Canal shortened the trip for US ships going from New York and the East Coast to California, which otherwise faced a long and difficult trip around Cape Horn, at the southern tip of South America. The US Navy was able to transit its ships quickly from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back.

The reason the panama canal was built is so ships can get to one place to the other with out having to go around South America. Down below South America waters are rough and ships have sunk!!

President Roosevelt needed a canal to move people, goods, and military ships from the Atlantic to the Pacific quickly however he was unable to start a canal project without the help of the British. President Roosevelt negotiated a treaty called the 'Hay-Pauncefote Treaty' which allowed the U.S. the right to build and control the entire canal. The canal also had to be free and open to all nations and neutral during wars. The treaty negotiated with Colombia for land to build and finish the canal with money.

What kept the soil of the chinampas from oozing into the network of canals?

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