021: A Man, A Plan, A Canal—Panama!

1902 Washington Post political cartoon on Theodore Roosevelt's bear hunting trip.
1902 Washington Post political cartoon on Theodore Roosevelt’s bear hunting trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We return to the United States this week to examine more of the issues confronting Theodore Roosevelt’s administration: Are American soldiers committing war crimes in the Philippines? The signing of a treaty with Nicaragua Colombia Panama to build a canal across Central America. A coal strike that threatens to leave Americans in the cold during the 1902 mid-term election. And the burning question of whether Theodore Roosevelt is really all that great a hunter.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”)
Composed in 1893 by Antonín Dvořák. Public domain.
Public domain recording. Source.

Coro di zingari (“Anvil Chorus”) from Il trovatore
Composed in 1853 by Giuseppe Verdi. Public domain.
Public domain recording. Source.

“The Teddy Bears’ Picnic”
Composed in 1907 by John Walter Bratton. Public domain.

 

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