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Describe the Panama Canal Treaty

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Describe the Panama Canal Treaty

The Panama Canal:

One of the most impressive geoengineering projects in human history, the Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It stretches across the narrow width of Panama, allowing shipping to pass through so it does not need to detour all the way around South America, adding time and expense to shipments.

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There were two treaties governing the Panama Canal. The first, the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, established in 1903, said that the United States would...

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