The Panama Canal Opens

1914

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is a 48 mile long ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across through Panama and palys a big role in international maritime trade.

The building of the Panama Canal

It took from 1903-1914. President Theodore Roosevelt oversaw the building. It was a long time dream of the United States. It allowed cheaper and quicker shipping of goods.
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Significance of the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal was built to shorten the distance that ships had to travel to pass between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The canal permits shippers of commercial goods to save time and money by transporting cargo more quickly. It also provided a shorter route for US Naval Ships.

Impact on American Literature

The Panama Canal had quite an impact on Literature. It could allow the shipping of goods, such as books, quicker and easier. This would mean that more people were exposed to more different types of literature from different cultures