Who Is Theodore Roosevelt Did To Help With The Panama Canal

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Who is Theodore Roosevelt? Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City. Theodore Roosevelt is the youngest person ever to become a president and the 26th president of the U.S. He was a republican and became the president in September 1901. Also, it was just after the death of William McKinney. Roosevelt brought a new young way of looking at problems. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his great role in helping end the Russo-Japanese War. This essay is discussing about the Panama Canal and Roosevelts role with it.
What Theodore Roosevelt did to help with the Panama Canal. He bribed all the Columbian soldiers $50 dollars each to lay down their weapons. Also, he was the one who payed $10 million dollars to get the canal area and get the authority they needed to start building there. Roosevelt ordered thousands of marines to start digging. The Panama Canal’s history is significant to how the whole project started.
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The canal operated by a system called lock system. How it works is the canal uses a bunch of locks to make ships go higher and lower across the Isthmus of Panama. Each pair of locks were 110 feet wide and 1,000 feet long. Here is a step by step process so first when a ship is moving up the canal and enters a lock, the gates you just entered that are behind you shut. Second water will be let go into the level you are in to move the ship up to the height of the next level to be able to enter the next level. Third and lastly when the water levels are equal the gates will open and then the ship will be moving to the next lock. Also, when a ship exits the canal this process is reversed. The biggest ships that can go through the canal are called Panamax vessels. The way that they can figure out the biggest ship that can go through the canal is from the dimensions of the locks and the depth of the water inside the canal. The canal helped a lot of people in many

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