Panama Canal

A ship canal crossing the Isthmus of Panama in the Canal Zone and connecting the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean.

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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)

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How do you move from America to Romania?

by plane, ca. 15 hours

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How long is the Panama Canal in miles?

It is about 51 miles long.

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How much does it cost to swim the Panama Canal?

The least paid to use the Panama Canal was 36 cents by Richard Halliburton, who in 1928, took ten days to swim from ocean to ocean.

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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. :(

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Who is the engineer who supervised the construction of the panama canal?

Goethals

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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.

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The Panama Canal connects what two bodies of water?

The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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How is the Grand Canyon different from the panama canal?

Firstly one is a Canyon the other is a Canal these are two entirely different things. Also the Grand Canyon was made naturally over centuries by the Colorado river eroding stone. The Panama Canal is a man made structure to bridge the Atlantic and pacific oceans for commercial shipping.

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How long did it take to build the Panama Canal?

It took ten years under the US Army Corps of Engineers- from l904-l9l4- with some head starts using surplus equipment and (digs) from the French. The COE men did not start from scratch, as they took up where the French left off, and the French had done considerable work. Eiffel, he of tower fame, designed locks for the French Canal; it is not known if these designs were taken up by the U.S.

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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.

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What is the Panama Canal's nickname?

The Big Ditch.

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Why is the Panama Canal so important?

The Panama Canal is important because it connected the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, saving sailors about an 8,000 mile journey. So it opened up trade between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

In the old days, Alfred Thayer Mahan believed that a strong navy meant a strong country. Thus we would need two navies, one for the Atlantic and one for the Pacific. However, The canal made it possible to need only one Navy.


It is important for shipping. It saves vast amount of time and money. Without it, ships would have to travel twice the length to get from New York to L.A. A ship traveling from New York to California has to travel about 14,000 miles by going down south of South America. If it goes through the Canal the trip is about around 5-6k miles. Before the Canal there was a railroad but this required unloading and loading a ship on the other side. This would take several days and required shippers to have two ships per trip.

The Panama Canal, built after the United States intervened in the Panamanian Revolution, greatly decreased shipping times from East Coast businesses to their markets in the west like China. The deal struck with Panama, as well as the Hay-Pauncefote treaty, also gave the United States exclusive rights to the fortification of the canal.

The Panama Canal is important to international trade because it's located between the Americas so it makes travel for ships immensely less time consuming and safer. Also it overall shortens distance so it takes less fuel to make the journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean or vice versa.

The Panama Canal provides a shortcut to getting around the American Continents. Without it, ships would have to go south all the way around South America. It speeds up the transport of cargo and passengers between the coasts and getting to Pacific ports. Thus you can travel, by water, from California to Florida, without having to go around South America.

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What body of water is located at 60 degrees north latitude and 80 degrees west longitude?

That is inside the entrance to Hudson Bay.

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What was big stick diplomacy and how did president roosevelt use it to gain the panama canal zone?

Big stick diplomacy

-Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far.

*Meaning that if you say something to someone and they don't do it you use military power to get it done

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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

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Where is Palankhet?

Ooty, India

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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

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How long does it take a ship to pass through the Panama Canal?

According to the Panama Canal Authority, it takes from 8-10 hours for a port-to-port transit, depending on the size of the vessel
According to the Panama Canal Authority, it takes from 8-10 hours for a port-to-port transit, depending on the size of the vessel
Well that all depends on where you are going and where you are starting from. However the canal is 50 miles long and it could take anywhere from 8 to 10 hours, depending on the boat size.

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Does China own the Panama Canal?

Yes, after President James Carter returned the canal to Panama they leased it to China for 25 years.

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What where some challenges faced while building the panama canal?

desicion on how to build it wether to have a natural rise of the land or go by sea level(:

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How long does it take to fly from Houston Texas to Panama City Panama?

The flight times varies according to the speed of the flight. If the flight is flying at a faster speed then the times may change. We are providing you with standard flight timings. The flight time for the above mentioned trip is.4hours14 mins

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How many people visit panama canal each year?

over 200,000 people ever 2 years

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When was the Panama Canal built?

The building of the Panama Canal was first started in 1881 by the French Government and due to a variety of problems ended unsuccessfully in 1889. The French failed because they tried to copy their success with the Suez Canal by building the Panama Canal at sea-level, but trying to cut a very deep trench through the Panamanian hills proved just too much. The builders themselves also suffered very severely from malaria and other diseases.

In 1903, Panama officially declared itself an independent country, giving the United States construction rights for the canal.

In February of 1904, the US Congress officially created the Panama Canal Zone.

The Panama Canal was built by the United States between 1904 and 1914 on territory leased from Panama. The American designers realized the cut would have to go over the hills, using locks replenished from upland rivers. Incidentally, although nominally at sea-level and through a low-lying desert plain, the Suez Canal does have locks, but only at its Northern end and to cope with tidal differences between the Mediterranean and Red Seas. After 10 years of extremely difficult conditions, primarily caused by disease, the US completed the Panama Canal on August 15, 1914.

Shipping traffic started using the canal from its unofficial opening on 15 August 1914, but it was officially opened by US president Woodrow Wilson on 12 July 1920.

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Was Panama the first choice for the Panama Canal?

No. A canal through Nicaragua was initially preferred by the US, but the Panama site was chosen after a French company acquired the rights to the canal from another bankrupted French company. An American representative of the French company, William Nelson Cromwell, persuaded the United States to take up the Panama route.

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