Panama Canal (Meso-America)

Panama canal (Meso-America)

Roosevelt thought that a canal would facilitate the movement of naval and commercial vessels between two the Oceans. Colombia refused to cede the land, but an American gunboat prevented his army from suppressing the rebellion. Panama signed a treaty giving US to build this. It was on a ten-mile wide strip of land. It was the largest construction project in history to that date. It used huge amount of immigrant labor, Most of which are from Caribbean islands and some from Europe, Asia, and US. It was completed in 1914. It was significant because it reduced the sea voyage between West and East Coasts of the US by 8000 miles.

Roosevelt Corollary

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election and remained till 1909. It shows that US is very powerful and has the ability to oversee everything in the Western Hemisphere.

Wilson's moral imperialism (moral diplomacy)

Wilson's "moral imperialism" was due to his promise of a new foreign policy that would resect Latin America's independence and free it from economic domination, at the same time teaching them about democracy. In 1915, he sent marines to occupy Haiti after government refused to allow American banks to oversee financial dealings. 1916 established a military government in Dominican Republic, w/ US controlling customs collection and debts. American soldiers remained Dominican Republic till 1924 and Haiti 1934. This is significant because it is a paradox to their belief about freedom and they most frequently intervene in the affairs of other countries

Zimmerman telegram

The Zimmerman telegram was a telegram made by Germany and sent to Mexico. More specifically Arthur Zimmermann, a foreign ...

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