In june 1900 they occupied beijing and us gave 2500

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In June 1900 they occupied Beijing, and US gave 2,500 soldiers  to an international army that marched in August 1900 to Beijing,  driving back the “Boxers” - In 1879 a French CO. headed by Ferdinand de Lesseps got rights  to build a canal over the Isthmus of Panama, but 10 years & $400  mil later it went bankrupts due to yellow fewer; US was offered  the rights for $109 mil, but the price went down to $40 and US  bought in 1902 - A 99-year lease was signed w/ US for the rights; $10 mil down  payment and $250,000 annually promised as well - The Colombian senate rejected this proposal, wanting to wait until  1904 for the French rights to expire and then sign an agreement  w/US alone - Roosevelt got  Philippe Bunau-Varilla , an official of the French  Co., to organize a “revolution” in Panama on Nov. 3, 1903, and  he proclaimed himself the ambassador and Panama independent - Three days later a new nation was organize in Washington - Twelve days later Varilla and Hay signed a treaty giving US a 10- mile strip of land for the previous amount rights - Yellow fever was the biggest problem the builders fought
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- Construction began in 1906 and 1 st  ship went in August 1914 - To get the Canal Zone in 1921, the Congress paid $25 mil to  Colombia
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