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President Roosevelt Returning from Abroad

June 23, 1910
Source: The Library of Congress

In 1910, President Theodore Roosevelt returned from an African safari and tour of Europe. As President, Roosevelt's largest foreign affairs project was the Panama Canal. In 1903, the United States gained perpetual control of the canal for a price of $10 million and an annual payment. Construction of the canal also secured American military presence in Central America.  

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