The Panama Canal is a ship canal that cuts through the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Although several foreign companies tried to build the canal throughout the 19th century, none were successful. After the U.S. helped Panama revolt against Columbia, the U.S. was given rights to the land the canal occupied. The U.S. government finished the canal in 1914. According to this passage:
Panama and Columbia fought a war over the Panama Canal.
The U.S. was given rights to the canal land.
Foreign companies built the canal before the U.S. stepped in.
Panama built the canal in 1914.
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