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A major reason why the United States oversaw the building of the Panama Canal was to A) fulfill our treaty obligations to Spain. B) increase the prosperity of Central America. C) insure the re-election of President McKinley. D) increase the mobility of the U.S. naval fleet.

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A major reason the U.S. oversaw the building of the Panama Canal was to, D. increase the mobility of the U.S. naval fleet. That way if there was ever an attack on the Pacific or Atlantic, ships could easily navigate between the two oceans through the canal.

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