Marines in Panama, 1903-04 (Part I) - Veterans' Tales
Fix Bayonets! by Mustang Arguably, the most important action President Theodore Roosevelt ever took in foreign affairs related to the construction of the Panama Canal. It was controversial abroad —it was controversial at home. Those who opposed the canal claimed that Roosevelt’s actions were unconstitutional. If true, then so too were Thomas Jefferson’s actions when he acquired the Louisiana Territory. At different times, the congressional do-nothings accused Roosevelt of usurping their authority. They must not have known Roosevelt very well; he ...
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