The Panama Canal
Manage episode 341794626 series 3340882
It's one of the greatest feats of engineering in Human History. The Panama Canal was created to bridge the world's two largest oceans together in an effort to speed commerce and travel. Well that all well and good until you discover you gotta punch a trench through a country. Find out why Panama was chosen, how the French lost 20,000 workers, and why they had to pass the baton to Uncle Sam to finish the job.