-1905- Roosevelt mediated a settlement in the war between _______________ and ___________________________. Japan took action first by a surprise attack on Russia.
-1906- Roosevelt won the ____________________________________ for negotiating the Treaty of Portsmouth.
*_________________________________________- in the settlement Japan wanted Sakhalin Island and a large sum of money from Russia. Russia refused.
-Japan accepted half of the island and in exchange, Russia agreed to let Japan take over Russian interests in Manchuria and Korea.
*____________________________________- cutting across Central America to greatly
reduce travel time between the ____________________ and the ________________oceans.
-In 1800, a French company had tried to build a canal in Panama.
-After 10 years, the company gave up and sold its route to the US for $40 million.
-The US and Panama signed a treaty stating that the US would agree to pay Panama $10 million plus the annual rent of $250,000 for the Canal zone.
Constructing the Canal- ranks as one the world's greatest engineering feats.
-Work began in 1904 and by 1913, the climax of construction, more than 43,000 workers were employed. Over 5,000 died of accidents and disease.
-The cost of the canal was about $380 million.
-August 1914, the Canal opened for business.
-US later compensated Columbia $25 million in 1921 for the country's lost territory.
*The __________________________________________…to the Monroe Doctrine- (MD demanded that European countries stay out of the affairs of Latin American nations.)
-Issued in 1904, the US claimed the right to protect its economic interests by means of military intervention in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere's nations.