Unit 5 Class Notes- imperialism and wwi american Expansionism



Download 120.38 Kb.
Page18/49
Date06.04.2021
Size120.38 Kb.
1   ...   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   ...   49
Building the Canal- The U.S. needed the consent of Colombia, which then ruled Panama, for the rights to build its canal. ***When Colombia refused to ratify the agreement allowing construction of the Panama Canal, TR saw his chance to brandish the Big Stick of American might, actively encouraging a revolt in Central America.

  • Bunau-Varilla took advantage of the tension and organized a revolt of Panamanians against Colombia on Nov. 3, 1903, declaring their independence.

  • Construction of the canal began in 1904, led by Colonel George Washington Goethals




Share with your friends:
1   ...   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   ...   49




The database is protected by copyright ©essaydocs.org 2020
send message

    Main page