How The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty Affected Building The Panama Canal

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Attempting to build a canal in Nicaragua and making the Clayton-Bulwer treaty affected the building of the Panama Canal. The Treaty was made to make sure that no country would take control over the canal and not let people use it. Signed in April 19, 1850. They would jointly control the building of the canal. It was difficult and one of the most discussed treaties in history of U.S. relations. The Treaty ended in 1901. Then the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty helped the U.S. get free from the earlier treaty. Then they moved the canal to Panama because it was less expensive and easier to build there. ("Clayton–Bulwer Treaty").("Hay–Pauncefote Treaty") The French trying to build a canal and failing affected the building of the canal. The French started to build a canal in 1880s. The Thought of building a canal there seemed impossible at the time. Diseases alone killed 20,000 workers. Then the French went bankrupt and The project was pulled in 1888. It was hard to keep workers after many were dying. Back then they didn’t have anything to use to fight against malaria and yellow fever. When the U.S. started to build the canal people found a way to fight. ("Panama Canal") and ("The French"). Historical Context- Diseases like malaria and yellow fever affected many of the workers in…show more content…
The Big Stick Diplomacy was when Colombia said “No” to building a canal, Roosevelt new that if Panama was an independent country that they would want a canal. So he sent American warships to Panama and scared Colombia away and helped Panama became an independent country. Roosevelt knew that they wanted to break away from Colombia. The warships never fired a shot. At the time Panama was wanting to break away from Colombia. Critics called it the Big Stick Diplomacy because he used force instead of talking about it instead of a regular diplomacy. ("Theodore

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