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President when the Panama Canal was made during the years 1904-1914. He did not see the canal when it was completed, although he was alive. He died in 1919.
President when the Panama Canal was completed in 1914.
French engineer of the Suez Canal. He started to build the Panama Canal in the 1800's but was not successful. The French completed 1/3 of the Panama Canal.
First American in charge of the sanitation project. He build railroads with flatbed cars.
Army officer who replaced Stevens. He was not allowed to quit. He built the Panama Canal on time and under budget.
Army doctor. He worked with Reed and led the malaria health campaign.
American who visited the Panama Canal when he was 10. In the 1920's he was the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 hours.
President when the Panama Canal was given back to Panama on December 31, 1999.
Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt. He created the treaty to give the Panama Canal back to Panama.
Gave Panama back the canal on December 31, 1999.
The Americans put big ships out in the water (the great white fleet) to intimidate Columbia, in order to build the Panama Canal.
Speak softly but carry a big stick
Spoken by Teddy Roosevelt. He said, keep to yourself and if you don't, make sure you can back your statement up.
Great White Fleet
The intimidating American ship.
Borders of the Panama Canal
Land (Columbia on the South, Costa Rica on the North). Water (Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean).
Water borders of Suez Canal
Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
Size of locks
Eighty five feet, 7 stories, 3 Statues of Liberty.
Number of ships per year that went through the Panama Canal
100,000 for Queen Elizabeth II (ship) to pass through the Canal.
Time to pass through the locks
Suez Canal completion
Suez Canal length
Suez Canal connects which bodies of water?
Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea (in Egypt)
Suez Canal chief engineer
Suez Canal building plan
Panama Canal completion
August 15, 1914 (two weeks before WWI)
World War I
August 1, 1914
Panama Canal length
Panama Canal connects which bodies of water?
Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
Panama Canal chief engineer
Panama Canal building plan
Up and over
Suez Canal decade work done
Panama Canal decade work done
Mountains, rain, heat
Unique challenges for the Suez Canal
Unique challenges for the Panama Canal
French (Suez) style of handling challenges
American (Panama) style of handling challenges
French lives lost
American lives lost
Amount of job completed by the French
1/3 (ran out of money)
Amount of job completed by the Americans
Panama Canal returned
December 31, 1999 by Carter
Why was America successful?
The Spanish American War: We knew how to treat Malaria/Yellow Fever.
Civil War: Helped us build railroads.
Where did Dr. Gorgas work after the Panama Canal?
He became a surgeon general.
Where did Colonel Goethals serve after the Canal?
He became quarter master general in WWI. He was in charge of the supplies.
On what did Stevens work later in life?
He constructed railroads in Russia during 1917.
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