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Under what U.S. President was the Panama Canal project begun? A. Jimmy Carter B. Franklin D. Roosevelt C. Teddy Roosevelt D. Bill Clinton

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William Cain on August 2, 2018

The correct answer is C. Teddy Roosevelt.Summary: Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth president of the united States and was the architect of the construction of the canal in the Isthmus of Panama.Roosevelt was convinced of the strategic importance of a canal. After the failure of the negotiations with Colombia and the rejection of a canal through Nicaragua, Roosevelt decides to support the cause of the rebels in Panama, with the agreement that would allow the construction of the Canal through its territory. Despite not signing the hay-Bunau-Varilla treaty, Roosevelt promised much of the economy of the united states of resources and time in the construction of the canal, and appointed a suitable leader as General George Washington Goethals to manage and supervise the construction of the canal. Roosevelt personally visited the canal works in November 1906, becoming the first president to travel abroad officially.


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