The Panama Canal

By Spencer Price

What is it?

When America or south America were shipping goods with other countries they would have to pass all the way around South America which would add a lot of time so they made a canal going through Panama and split North America from South America so boats don't have to go all the way around South America.

How it affected Panama

After that many boats could ship goods through their and panama could too which boosted their economy a lot because of the money they got from it. It costed A LOT to make it but they got a lot more money from it than when they made it. Their GDP - per capita is $20,300 (2014 est.) .

What the Canal does

My opinion on the Panama Canal

I think it was a great idea to make it because it would take so long to get around South America so they could get to the other side so it was very useful in terms of efficiency. It took 10 years and a lot of money to build it but after it was done they got way more than they spent on it and I have to say it was a very good idea.
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