How, And When, Did The U.s. Acquire Alaska?


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In 1867 the United States agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for 7,200,000.00
which was about 2 cents an acre. It was called "Seward's Folly" because  Secretary of State  William H. Seward was in charge of this transaction. Many members of congress were opposed  to this deal but it was finally approved by congress.  On January 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state.

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