Witness an incredible tale of drama, history and action! The construction of the Panama Canal was one of the most daunting projects ever attempted. Part of Teddy Roosevelt's dream of making America a world global power was realized through the Panama Canal. The French began construction in 1880, but nine years and 20,000 lives later they realized their plans were flawed and abandoned the project. It took the inventive American's to discover a way to link the oceans. First, the diseases that attacked the workers had to be controlled. Then, an innovative design for a series of locks was developed. Finally, the dogged determination and backbreaking toil of the Americans was rewarded when the Atlantic and Pacific oceans were united on January 7, 1914. Here is the complete, exciting story, from conception to completion, of one of the most important achievements of the 20th century.
Film Duration: 43 min