This Canel was created by the U.S after the french failed at doing this before. Panam was controlled by Columbia but the U.S convinced them to rebell against them so that U.S could bulid and control the canel. The Panamanians succeeded and the U.S built the Canel and it helped trade tremendously.
This war was started by the explosion of the USS Maine in cuba. U.S accused Spain of blowing up the ship and U.S attacked spainsh forces soon there after. It lasted 4 months and the U.S gained Puerto Rico, Guam and the Phillipines