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The Path Between the Seas Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

David McCullough
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Topics for Discussion

Did the success of the Suez Canal affect the Panama Canal positively and negatively?

Why is the U.S Navy so intimately involved in the Panama Canal?

What could de Lesseps have done differently to succeed in Panama? Or, if nothing, why was he doomed to failure?

Why might Nicaragua have been a better choice than Panama?

How could the U.S. have avoided turning Latin America against it in Panama?

How do Banau-Varilla and Roosevelt compare as founders of Panama?

Were American machinations in Panama moral and/or legal?

Why were railroad men and army engineers both needed in Panama?

How do the Gold Rush and Spanish-American War compare as motivations for building a Canal in Central America?

Why could a Suez-like sea level canal not be dug through Panama?

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