Theodore Roosevelt's Successes

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Panama Canal

  • A canal through Central America, linking the Pacific and Atlantic
  • Took over an old 1880s French attempt at building a Pacific-Atlantic canal
  • Colombian government wouldn't let the canal be built so Roosevelt sponsored a ntional uprising of Panamanian separtists and Colombia was forced to accept the creation of an independent nation...Panama
  • Canal wasn't built until 1914
  • Importance: One of Roosevelt's most significant achievements.

Platt Amendment

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