Panama Canal & William McKinley

What is it, who is he, and why are they important?

Panama Canal

What is the Panama Canal?

The Panama Canal is a canal they built to connect the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. They built the panama canal to help with trade to other countries.


Why is the Panama Canal important to U.S. History?

The Panama Canal is important to U.S. History because it helped increase and improve trade with other countries by make the trip a lot shorter. It made it a lot shorter because the ships didn't have to go an extra 5,000 miles around the tip of South America.

President William McKinley

Who is he?

William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States. He served from March 4, 1897, until his assassination on September 1, 1901, which was 6 months into his second term of presidency.


Why was he important?

President McKinley attempted to prevent war and endeavored to persuade the Spanish Government to adopt a conciliatory policy with the Cuban insurrectionists. He was considered an important national leader.