Did you know that ten percent of all U.S. shipping goes through the Panama Canal? Although we may not realize it, The Panama Canal plays a huge role in America's economy. Constructing the Panama Canal was a huge part of American imperialism in Panama. American imperialism in Panama included many people and events. Constructing the Canal wasn't as easy as you might think. About 5,600 workers died of disease while working. In this WebQuest, you will be able to learn about the people involved, the events, and how America interacts with Panama today. You'll learn about how Theodore Roosevelt "took" Panama and what huge rebellion America started in the country. Continue to the next page to begin learning about American imperialism in Panama.