Cast of Thousands

March 1978
New Republic;3/25/78, Vol. 178 Issue 12, p3
Chronicles the history of the Panama Canal. Founding Fathers' requirement for the Senate consent to treaties by a two-third vote; Dash of the battleship, Oregon in the Spanish War, from San Francisco round South America to join the Atlantic fleet; U.S. President William McKinley's visit to the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, New York; Debate on the proposed construction of the canal; Impact of the eruption of Mount Pele on the plan to build the canal.


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