United States History Home Chronological ErasChronological Eras Early America Information Tables Maps History Quizzes Glossary Blog The Panama Canal: Connecting two oceans American interest in linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by means of a canal across Central America had existed for many years. With the signin
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HOME CAMPAIGN TRAIL SURVIVE TRIVIA CONTACT US The Building of the Panama Canal Simon Markland, October 7 2012 Why was the Panama Canal needed? Early European explorers of the Americas identified the narrow band of land between northern and southern America as an ideal place to construct a canal to link the Atlantic an
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The idea for a Panama canal dates back to the discovery of the isthmus by Vasco de Balboa . The narrow land bridge between North and South America houses the Panama Canal, a water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The earliest Central American European colonists recognized this potential, and several pro
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