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  • Panama Canal, by Christian Lawrenz, red group
  • Interesting fact #1- The canal connects the Pacific and Atlantic ocean together
  • The Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific ocean
  • But sir why did they make it?
  • to save time and money, without it we would have to go all the way around South America if we wanted to ship goods from the Pacific to the Atlantic
  • The Panama Canal is an isthmus called Pnama located right here in Central America
  • President Theodore Roosevelt built the canal
  • fair point, yes lets make a canal to make it cheaper and easier to ship goods
  • But Theodore the French have already tried an failed
  • Hello, I have met with you today to discuss making a canal through central America since many of you British and businessmen have been asking about this subject.
  • so what! I think we should just carry on
  • the Panama Canal is only 48 miles long but yet it can save you up to 8,500 nautical miles. This is because instead of going all the way around south America you just cut through the canal.
  • The U.S. passed control of the canal on to Panama
  • 1977
  • Can you believe president Jimmy Carter promised Panama control of the Panama Canal by 2000?
  • https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/panama-canal
  • The Panama Canal is self sustaining
  • The money goes to what is required for the canal to function, while the profit goes to Panama.
  • ...so while were on th subject of panama can you believe the panama canal is self sustaining meaning that it pays for itself
  • www.history.com/topics/panama-canal
  • conclusion
  • In conclusion the panama canal saves you up to 8500 nautical miles by connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
  • Don't forget that the U.S. passed control of the canal to Panama in 1999.
  • https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/panama-canal http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/modern/jb_modern_pancanal_1.html
  • Yeah it was becoming an irritant to U.S. Panamanian relations.
  • https://www.britannica.com/topic/Panama-Canal#ref40011
  • There was only a loss one year and after that they increased the rates.
  • The Panama Canal being self sustaining, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, being made by a U.S. and also the U.S. passing control of the canal to Panama is why I find the Panama canal fascinating.
  • President Theodore Roosevelt put the canal into construction and led the project since American and British Leaders wanted to be able to ship goods cheaply and easily.
  • It is self sustaining since the tolls are meant to go towards things to keep the canal functioning.
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