June 25th Class Notes - June 25, 2007 Class Notes a....

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June 25, 2007 Class Notes a. Roosevelt believed: “Speak softly and carry a “big stick.”” To Roosevelt this meant be reasonable, and to be strong. By big stick he felt that the US needed to have a large navy. Be reasonable, be accommodating, but be strong. This fit in with the gentleman’s agreement of 1970. June 26, 2007 Class Notes Problems to be solved: 1) U.S. needed permission from Britain to build a canal 2) U.S. had to pick a route (Either Panama or Nicaragua) 3) U.S. needed permission to build from host country 4) U.S. would have to deal with the engineering and construction obstacles a. Clayton-Bulwer Treaty (1850) U.S. and Britain- It bound both parties not to "obtain or maintain" any exclusive control of the proposed canal, or unequal advantage in its use. It guaranteed the neutralization of the canal. It declared that the parties agreed "to extend their protection by treaty stipulation to any other practicable communications, whether by canal or railway, across the isthmus
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hightower during the Summer '07 term at Texas A&M University-Galveston.

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