History of the Panama Canal
1. What year was the Panama Canal officially completed?
2. How much did the Panama Canal cost Americans to build?
3. How many TOTAL cubic yards of earth were excavated
including the work done by the French?
Imperialism and the Panama Canal
1. Why did President Roosevelt want to build the Canal?
2. How did Roosevelt participate in gaining control of the canal zone?
3. Do you think Roosevelt obtained the Canal zone through unconstitutional means? Explain your answer.
Handing Over the Canal
1. In what year was the Panama Canal returned to the Republic of
2. For what reason(s) can the U.S. military return to the Panama Canal?
3. Who was the U.S. President
when the Canal was returned to Panama?