Thesis: Treaty of 1901 signed between the U.S. and

Thesis: Roosevelt’s Panama policy was a great idea but it took appalling means to achieve the goal. America influenced the Panamanians to rebel and therefore they could get to build the canal now that Panama has no longer part of Columbia.    American long-after has been looking for paths to shorten the distance between oceans. This idea one-again referenced in the Spanish-American war after the battleship Oregon took weeks to go in the U.S. fleet in Cuban waters. The U.S goal was looking for a place to shortage the distance for trade and to strengthen the navy by increasing its ability to move or be moved freely and easily. The closest trout before the construction of the Panama Canal was created was 50 miles between both oceans. But, first American had to get over a few barriers in the way they had to deal with the Clayton-Bulew treaty which was consented to the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty of 1901 signed between the U.S. and Britain giving allowing Americans to build a canal in Central America. This also nullified the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty of 1850, which prohibited U.S. or Britain from acquiring territory in Central America (627). After that America began looking for factored routes. They chose the Panama route and shifted to Colombian since it owned Panama as a colony. The U.S. offered to buy the canal from Columbia similar to buying California from Mexico they also defined and Roosevelt and others were frustrated. So, Roosevelt came up with the idea get Panama to rebel against Columbia that kindles in 1903. The U.S naval ships became involved by preventing the Columbian navy from getting to the uprising. Panama became independent and allowed the U.S. to pay for the canal and have 10 miles on either side (628). Roosevelt’s actions in Panama should be despised because America is viewed as a bully towards Columbia has the determination to get the canal. Roosevelt’s Big-Stick Policy was international negotiations backed by a threat to force the ends did not justify the means in regards to the Panda downward lurch in U.S. relations with Latin America.