The United States government used several covert activities to acquire
the land for the Panama Canal, such as the Spooner Act. The United States
wanted the land of Panama to build a Canal but first the United States need
the land from Colombia.The United States became vitally interested in
canal projects during the Spanish-American War of 1898. In 1902 the U.S.
Congress passed the Spooner Act, which was the basic law for the
construction of the Panama Canal. The law declared that the United States
had the right to build a canal on the land over the isthmus of Panama. Then a
revolution broke out in Panama, and independence from Colombia was
declared in 1903.
The United States wanted the land including the isthmus
Panama to build a canal. The United States had trouble getting this land
because it was part of . The United States won by passing a law declaring
that the United States could use the land and build a Canal.
The Panama Canal brought a rout between the Pacific Ocean and the
Atlantic Ocean. The idea of a canal across the isthmus occurred to early
explorers, and in the early 1500's the king of Spain ordered studies to be
undertaken. For the next several centuries, the world's principle considered
various plans and canal routes
On August 15, 1914, the United States opened the Panama Canal.
Many residents are United States citizens, with employment provided by the
Canal Zone Government, the Panama Canal Company, and the United States