Spooner Act
The Spooner Act of 1902 authorized purchasing the assets of the French
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 Panama Canal
Panama Canal
The Panama Canal is a ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Built from 1904 to 1914, the canal has seen annual traffic rise from about 1,000 ships early on to 14,702 vessels measuring a total of 309.6...

 Company, provided that a treaty
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 could be negotiated with New Granada
New Granada
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 (consisting of present day Colombia
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 and Panama
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External links

  • http://www.czbrats.com/Builders/spooner.htm
  • http://www.answers.com/topic/panama-canal-purchase-act-1902
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