The U.S. purchased Alaska on March 30, 1867. Secretary of State William H. Seward brokered the deal with Russia for $7 million, which equaled two cents an acre. The deal almost didn’t pass the Senate and was mocked in Congress. They called the new territory “Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox.” People started looking at Alaska differently in the late 1890’s when gold was discovered during the Klondike Rush. But nearly a century would go by before it would officially become the 49th state on January 3, 1959.
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Here's the story of how the United States acquired Alaska. If you like these Story Time videos, please subscribe to my podcast! http://iammrbeat.podomatic.com. Music by Electric Needle Room. http://www.electricneedleroom.com. All images in the public domain. The decision to buy Alaska from Russia in 1867 has mostly been considered a good deal for the United States. The U.S. bought Alaska for $7.2 million, which in 2015 dollars is actually $180.5 million, and that still sounds like a good deal when you consider that the state produces $10s of billions of dollars worth of goods and services every year. However, at least one economist may disagree with that claim that it was actually a good deal. Here’s the story of the Alaska Purchase Once upon a time, there was a country called Russia that grew and expanded its empire across the North American continent. From 1733 to 1867, Russia colonized as far south as modern-day California and two ports in Hawaii. Their North American settlements were called Russian America. However, in 1856, Russia was broke and weakened after the Crimean War, and they also feared that Russian America might be an easy target for the increasing British settlers in British Columbia in any future war that might break out. Resources available there were increasingly less profitable, and plus, hardly any Russians lived there anyway. Therefore, they looked to get rid of Russian America by selling it to the United States. The American Civil War delayed the sale, but after the war ended, U.S. Secretary of State William Seward met in Washington with Russian Minister Eduard de Stoeckl to negotiate a deal. After staying up all night negotiating, the two agreed to a deal, signing a treaty at 4 a.m. on March 30, 1867, with the United States buying the territory for $7.2 million, or about 2 cents per acre. (50 cents an acre in today’s money due to inflation). The Senate approved the purchase on April 9th, and President Andrew Johnson signed the treaty on May 28th. Americans chose to call the area Alaska, an Aleut name. The land, an area over twice the size of Texas, officially joined the country on October 18, 1867. Some people were angry and in shock. These critics of the purchase of Alaska even famously called it “Seward’s Folly,” or “Seward’s Icebox,” basically saying that was a lot of money to spend for an area with not much to offer. They argued no one would be able to move there and it’d also be hard to control and defend, being so far away. Yet other Americans said it was a wise move, not just for the potential resources hidden there but for the potential to next try to take over British Columbia. After the purchase, pretty much all of the Russians who lived in Alaska moved back to Russia. Not many Americans lived there either. That is, until Joe Juneau discovered gold there in 1880, and Americans finally began to migrate there. Later they came for the oil, and today Alaska is a very desirable place for many Americans to live, so much more than just an “icebox.” Was the purchase of Alaska really a good deal, or did Seward actually get ripped off? For the past 125 years or so, most people have agreed that it was a very good deal. However, in 2009, David Barker, an economist at Iowa University, shook things up when he made the controversial claim that challenged that narrative. Barker claimed that the Alaska purchase wasn’t really that good of deal after all, and that the economic benefits from Alaska could have been there for the United States without having to control it all along. Ultimately, though, I see Alaska joining the United States as a fantastic thing. Without that happening, we likely today wouldn’t have one of my favorite shows on television- Alaska State Troopers. For that, we thank you, William Seward.
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The U.S. purchased Alaska on March 30, 1867. Secretary of State William H. Seward brokered the deal with Russia for $7 million, which equaled two cents an acre. The deal almost didn’t pass the Senate and was mocked in Congress. They called the new territory “Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox.” People started looking at Alaska differently in the late 1890’s when gold was discovered during the Klondike Rush. But nearly a century would go by before it would officially become the 49th state on January 3, 1959.
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Although he was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century, most Americans don't know much about William Henry Seward other than that he purchased Alaska. Walter Stahr, author of the acclaimed new biography "Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man," shares insights into this powerful and fascinating figure in a July 24, 2013 lecture sponsored by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.
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Seward's folly alaska kids. Nd open door this lesson discusses the controversial purchase of alaska that was known as seward's folly. Dictionary unabridged based on the random house dictionary, house, inc. Seward's folly facts and history for kids american historama. They said anyone who would want to live there was crazy. Do you think this was too much to pay for a piece of land that mostly unexplored? At the time, critics thought seward crazy and called deal 'seward's folly as american troops took over colonial capital sitka in october 1867, press some members congress raised questions about purchase. Chapter 20 section 1 flashcards seward's folly history & explanation ssqqunited states alaska russia's. Russia had depleted the sea otter for their furs and failed to make timber a viable industry (too many trees still in siberia bc, wa, or ca. Do you think this was too much to pay for a piece of land that mostly unexplored? At the time, critics thought seward crazy and called deal 'seward's folly. The revenge seekers in the north, who opposed president johnson's conciliatory policy toward south, called it 'johnson's polar bear garden'. Now the south blamed seward almost as much they did lincoln for passage of what was called 'slavery amendment' some newspapers particularly horace greeley's new york tribune savaged decision, variously deeming territory seward's icebox, folly, and walrussia. Alaska purchase facts, information, pictures alaska historical society search results. The treaty was called with russia negotiated and signed by secretary of state william seward russian minister to united states edouard de stoeckl. It was expensive and difficult to 28 jul 2017 america's last frontier! on march 30, 1867, the united states agreed purchase alaska from russia for $7. Beberapa lawan menyebutnya 'seward's folly' ('kebodohan seward', ditujukan pada menteri luar negeri william h. William seward was the secretary of state united states at time purchase (1867). This means that he was the one who negotiated treaty. With the first discovery seward's so called folly puppet show (kenai, ak). It was called seward's folly because the united states secretary of state, william seward, purchased alaska from russia for $7. Illustrations will be projected on our 20 foot. Million dollars, about two cents an acre; 'seward's folly' many called it, after secretary of state william ha check for. Define seward's folly at dictionary. The strategic importance of alaska was finally recognized in world war ii. Seward), sementara reactions to the purchase in united states were mostly positive; Some opponents called it 'seward's folly' (after secretary of state
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U S takes possession of Alaska October 18, 1867 - This Day in History On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward, the enthusiasticly expansionist secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson.
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Learn more about Seward at http://books.simonandschuster.com/Seward/Walter-Stahr/9781439121184?mcd=vd_youtube_book William Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century: progressive governor of New York, U.S. senator, 1860 Republican nominee for president, secretary of state and Lincoln’s closest friend. Check out SEWARD by Walter Stahr
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In this video you can find seven little known facts about Alaska. Keep watching and subscribe, as more states will follow! You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe US States & Territories https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT2EjuHJUt4-YZ59SZNc8ch 206 Countries in One Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR54b-LlPPw6YcUFiBEEP6G Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ More information about the video content bellow: 1. The first European vessel to reach Alaska is generally held to be the St. Gabriel under the authority of the surveyor M. S. Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fyodorov on August 21, 1732, during an expedition of Siberian cossak A. F. Shestakov and Belorussian explorer Dmitry Pavlutsky (1729–1735). 2. The name "Alaska" (Russian: Аляска, tr. Alyaska) was introduced in the Russian colonial period when it was used to refer to the peninsula. It was derived from an Aleut, or Unangam idiom, which figuratively refers to the mainland of Alaska. Literally, it means object to which the action of the sea is directed. 3. The Russians never fully colonized Alaska, and the colony was never very profitable. Evidence of Russian settlement in names and churches survive throughout southeast Alaska. William H. Seward, the United States Secretary of State, negotiated the Alaska Purchase. In 1867 United States Secretary of State William H. Seward offered Russia $7,200,000, or two cents per acre, for Alaska. 4. In 1942 Japan invaded the Aleutian Islands, which started the One Thousand Mile War, the first battle fought on American soil since the Civil War. During World War II, the Aleutian Islands Campaign focused on the three outer Aleutian Islands that were invaded by Japanese troops and occupied between June 1942 and August 1943. During the occupation, one Alaskan civilian was killed by Japanese troops and nearly fifty were interned in Japan, where about half of them died. 5. Alaska is the United States’ largest state and is over twice the size of Texas. Measuring from north to south the state is approximately 2250 km long and measuring from east to west it is 4350 km wide. Alaska is a geographical marvel. When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 48 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast. Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle. 6. The City and Borough of Juneau is the capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle, and it is the second largest city in the United States by area. Juneau has been the capital of Alaska since 1906, when the government of what was then the District of Alaska was moved from Sitka. It needs to be said that Anchorage is the largest city, nearly 10 times larger than Juneau. 7. Alaska has some of the greatest landscapes on Earth. It is covered by forests, mountains, 3 million lakes, volcanoes, and about half of all the glaciers in the world. Its wildlife is abundant: brown bears, black bears, polar bears, bisons, moose, whales, bald eagles and many more species all inhabit the area. More Info: http://www.50states.com/facts/alaska.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska Music: Let’s Chill – Always Dreaming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mlGLGXXSOw https://www.letschill.ca https://facebook.com/letschillcanada Images: https://public-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/b7/6b/b76b1a3c-c16b-4de6-b698-21027cd40906/sqj_1607_alaska_russia_02.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/Welcome_to_Alaska_sign_on_the_Yukon_Highway.jpg http://i.imgur.com/aTXILY2.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Flickr_-_USCapitol_-_Alaskan_Purchase%2C_1867.jpg http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_11/w38_KiskaInv.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2a/Downtown_Juneau_and_Douglas_Island.jpg/1200px-Downtown_Juneau_and_Douglas_Island.jpg http://wallup.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/10/338698-nature-landscape-forest-mountains-lake-waterfall-snowy_peak-trees-summer-Alaska.jpg Intro Creator: Pushed to Insanity http://pushedtoinsanity.com/portfolio-item/free-2d-outro-template-11/
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Video Software we use: https://amzn.to/2KpdCQF Ad-free videos. You can support us by purchasing something through our Amazon-Url, thanks :) The Alaska Purchase was the United States' acquisition of Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867 by a treaty ratified by the United States Senate, and signed by president Andrew Johnson Russia wanted to sell its Alaskan territory, fearing that it might be seized if war broke out with the United Kingdom.Russia's primary activities in the territory had been fur trade and missionary work among the Native Alaskans.The land added 586,412 square miles of new territory to the United States.Reactions to the purchase in the United States were mostly positive; some opponents called it "Seward's Folly" , while many others praised the move for weakening both Britain and Russia as rivals to American commercial expansion in the Pacific region. ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- About the author(s): Edouard de Stoeckl and William H. Seward License: Public domain ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- This channel is dedicated to make Wikipedia, one of the biggest knowledge databases in the world available to people with limited vision. Article available under a Creative Commons license Image source in video
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Video Software we use: https://amzn.to/2KpdCQF Ad-free videos. You can support us by purchasing something through our Amazon-Url, thanks :) William Henry Seward was United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, and earlier served as Governor of New York and United States Senator.A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a dominant figure in the Republican Party in its formative years.Although regarded as the leading contender for the party's presidential nomination in 1860, he was defeated by Abraham Lincoln.Seward was born in southeastern New York, where his father, a farmer, owned slaves. ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- About the author(s): Unknown Restoration by Adam Cuerden License: Public domain License Url: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_H._Seward_portrait_-_restoration.jpg Author(s): Adam Cuerden (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Adam_Cuerden) ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- This channel is dedicated to make Wikipedia, one of the biggest knowledge databases in the world available to people with limited vision. Article available under a Creative Commons license Image source in video
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Welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION -- American history in VOA Special English. There was no question about the Republican choice for president. Party leaders wanted General Ulysses Grant. The Democratic Party had a much more difficult time choosing a candidate for president in eighteen sixty-eight. They chose Horatio Seymour, a former governor of New York state. He won the nomination on the twenty-second ballot. Grant got more popular votes and electoral votes than Seymour. He won the election. It was a great victory for the military hero. Yet it also was the start of an administration that would suffer many problems. Ulysses Grant would prove to be much less successful in politics than in war. As Andrew Johnson prepared to leave the White House a few months after Grant's election, he would look back on some successes during his time as president. True, he had lost the political fight to control the re-building, or reconstruction, of the defeated southern states. But he had won the equally important fight to keep the presidency independent from Congress. Johnson also could look back on some successes in foreign relations. During his administration, he got Napoleon the third of France to withdraw French forces from Mexico. And he got more territory for the United States. In the spring of eighteen sixty-seven, the Russian minister in Washington made a surprise offer. He said his country was willing to sell some of its territory in North America. Secretary of State William Seward quickly prepared a treaty accepting the offer. Russia wanted ten million dollars for the land. Seward said the United States would pay only seven million dollars. Russia accepted, and the treaty was signed. The United States flag was raised over Alaska. Many Americans protested the purchase of Alaska. They thought seven million dollars was too much to pay for a worthless piece of frozen land. They said the deal was foolish. They called it "Seward's Folly." In time, of course, these critics were proved wrong. Alaska's wealth in oil, natural gas, trees, fish and animal skins makes its purchase one of the greatest deals any country ever made for territory. At last, Grant appealed to his father for a job in a store. He held this low-paying job until the Civil War started. Then he finally got back into the army. He got his chance to succeed. Still, the years of poverty and failure affected Ulysses Grant. They made him lack trust in his own judgment and abilities. This feeling showed itself when Grant reached the White House. The new president had little knowledge of politics or government. And he refused to ask for advice from experts. To do so, he felt, would show a lack of intelligence. For advice, he depended on close friends. These were the men with whom he had served during the Civil War. Grant had never been able to make much money. He liked and had great respect for men who had. He became friends with some of these wealthy men. He accepted gifts from them. This weakness for money and power became clear when he announced his choices for his cabinet. Grant named a rich businessman to be treasury secretary. The Senate rejected him. Grant named another rich businessman for Navy Secretary. This nomination was approved, even though the man had never been on a ship. Grant named several other rich people and old military friends to the cabinet. Many lacked political experience. Some critics attacked the appointments. One critic "Never was an administration begun with more hope and less ability." The best adviser Grant named was John Rawlins as Secretary of War. Rawlins was a good judge of men. And he was wiser than most of Grant's other friends. He alone, of all those around the president, would argue with Grant when he believed him to be wrong. Rawlins, however, was in poor health. His condition grew worse during the summer of eighteen sixty-nine. Early in autumn, he died. Rawlins' death hurt President Grant deeply. But the lack of honest, wise advice in the White House would hurt the country even more. That will be our story next week, in the next program of THE MAKING OF A NATION
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As the 150th anniversary of the Alaska territory’s purchase from Russia approaches and the capital city prepares for a new statue commemorating the deal’s chief U.S. negotiator, historians reflect on William Henry Seward’s impact on Alaska and its indigenous people. Our panel of historians include Wayne Jensen, Ross Coen, Jon Ross Stephen Haycox and Terrence Cole. John Pugh hosts. This program was recorded Sept. 21, 2016.
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The Alaska Purchase was the acquisition of Russian America by the United States from the Russian Empire in the year 1867 by a treaty ratified by the U.S. Senate. Russia wanted to sell its Alaskan territory, fearing that it might be seized if war broke out with Britain. Russia's primary activity in the territory had been fur trade and missionary work among the Native Alaskans. With the purchase of Alaska, the United States added 586,412 square miles (1,518,800 km2) of new territory. Reactions to the purchase in the United States were mixed, with opponents calling it "Seward's Folly", feeling that U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward, the primary American negotiator, got the worst of the bargain. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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The alaska purchase is also known as ' seward's icebox' or 'seward's folly' because the united states secretary of state, william henry seward, purchased from russia for $7. Seward and russian envoy baron edouard de stoeckl signed the treaty of cession. President andrew johnson signed the treaty on may 28secretary of state william h. There are two versions of the story how u. With a stroke of pen, tsar alexander ii had ceded alaska, his country's last remaining foothold in north america, to the united states 20 nov 2015 russian tsar, ii, signed an equivalent ratification. It was called seward's folly because the united states secretary of state, william seward, purchased alaska from russia for $7. Russia wanted to sell its alaskan territory, fearing that it might be seized if war broke out with the united kingdom senate approved treaty of purchase on april 9; President andrew johnson signed may 28, and alaska was formally transferred states october 18, 1867. Treaty with russia for the purchase of alaska primary documents a look back at original cnnpolitics cnn. The treaty was ratified by the u. For three decades on march 30, 1867, the united states reached an agreement to purchase alaska from russia for a price of $7. Sthe united states purchased alaska from russia for $7. However, the sale was delayed as u. Seward's bargain the alaska purchase from russia. #8220;Seward's folly or seward's icebox the alaska purchase governing alaska. Russia had been interested in selling alaska for a number of years. And signed by president andrew johnson. The alaska purchase was the united states' acquisition of from russian empire on march 30, 1867, by a treaty ratified states senate, and signed president andrew johnson. Formally takes possession of alaska after purchasing the territory from russia for $7. Takes possession of alaska oct 18, 1867 history takes todaythe purchase map, facts and for kids american seward's folly historama. Seward, signed a treaty with the russian minister, baron edouard de stoeckl, to conclude what was perhaps shrewdest purchase in history alaska, 586,400 square miles of land, furs, fish, timber, minerals and goldjust two 13 okt 2016. Seward signed the treaty with russia acquiring more than 580,000 square miles for approximately 2 cents per acre. March 30, 1867, signing of the land treaty between u. He was committed to the spread of american influence throughout pacific as a means enhancing nation's trade and military standing. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, alaskan purchase was ridiculed in congress and press as seward's folly, icebox, president andrew johnson's polar bear garden. After the war, on march 30, 1867, secr
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A thought provoking collection of Creative Quotations from William Seward (1801-1872); born on May 16. US politician, abolitionist; He was secretary of state from 1861 to 1869; remembered for the purchase of Alaska in 1867--referred to at that time as "Seward's Folly."
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Alaska author/historian Laurel Downing Bill says the steamer Active arrived in Sitka with former Secretary of State William H. Seward and his entourage on board in 1869. Two years earlier he had negotiated the purchase of Alaska from the Russians for a mere $7.2 million and wanted to see the magnificent land for himself. U.S. Gen. Davis held events in his honor, and then Seward traveled to Lynn Canal where villagers at Klukwan gave him the honor of calling him “The Great Tyee” (chief). Seward was impressed with the ceremonial art he saw and presented Chief Klokutch a blanket woven in special emblems of the United States. Historians say it remained one of the chief’s most prized possessions until his death. Seward never faltered in his faith in the value of Alaska, but one episode in his life may have altered the path of the Last Frontier. He was almost assassinated the same night John Wilkes Booth murdered President Abraham Lincoln. Booth hatched a plan to murder not only Lincoln, but Vice President Andrew Johnson and Seward. He thought the process of electing a new president would throw the Union into a state of “electoral chaos” if Seward were dead, too, since only the Secretary of State could set in motion the means for an election. He assigned a young Confederate “spy,” who went by the name of Lewis Paine, to carry out the deed. Paine made it into Seward’s home the evening of April 14, 1865. He raced up to the third floor and burst into Seward’s bedroom, where the 63-year-old was laying in bed recovering from a carriage accident the day before. Paine pulled out his Bowie knife, after his revolver jammed, and stabbed Seward multiple times in the head. I found a woodcut etching of what the attack looked like that appeared in the National Police Gazette in April 1865. Although seriously injured in the attack, Seward’s life may have been saved by the leather-covered iron brace around his neck and jaw. He was maimed in the assault, though, which is why he often sat in profile for pictures taken of him after that time. I don’t think he wanted people to see his scars. Thank goodness Seward survived the vicious attack. If he had died, it is possible that the Russians would have continued to call Alaska its own since Seward was about the only guy who thought Alaska was valuable. Then we would have entirely different Alaska history stories to tell! This segment of Alaska Story Time with Aunt Phil aired on CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA Channel 11 Daybreak on July 25, 2016. Alaska history http://www.ktva.com/category/daybreak/ http://www.AuntPhilsTrunk.com http://www.Facebook.com/LaurelBillAuthor https://youtu.be/pheKIzhIwwk LaurelDowningBillAuntPhil
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It was this week in 1867 that the U.S. took possession of Alaska from Russia. Under President Andrew Johnson and Secretary William Seward, the purchase was $7.2 million or less than two cents an acre. James Hohmann with POLITICO's #ThrowbackThursday.
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Acquisition of alaska and hawaii by on prezi. Why was acquiring alaska & hawaii beneficial to the u. Beginning in 1725, when russian czar peter the great 8 jan 2014 how did we acquire hawaii? Alaska vitus bering, a danish explorer working for russians, and alexei chirikov discovered mainland of alaska 1741. The possession of this russian territory can give us neither honor, wealth nor as alaskawhat did the alaska purchase return? Suppose that united states had never purchased. Sonce citizenship was granted, statehood the only way for people to attain equal rights under constitution. Us state history for kids ducksters. Was the alaska purchase a good deal? News releases. Government approved statehood for hawaii, and in june the hawaiian definition alaska purchase was made by united states of america from russia 1867. Gadsden purchase the southern portions of arizona and new mexico were gained from gadsden in 1853. Alaska was purchased from russia for $7. Alhough the russian government did not want to lose. To overcome russia offered to sell alaska the us in 1859, believing that if purchased it then would throw of russia's greatest rival pacific, britain purchase (1867), acquisition by united states from 586412 square miles (1518800 km) land at northwestern tip north on march 29, 1867, stoeckl and seward completed draft a treaty ceding russian america states, was signed early territory statehood hawaii topics chronicling (newspaper current periodical reading room, library congress). The alaska purchase is also known as ' seward's icebox' or 'seward's folly' because the united states secretary of state, william henry seward, purchased from fact 5 why did russia sell alaska? . Seward in 1867 and hawaii was annexed 1898. The alaska purchase map, facts and history for kids. The only problem was the us planters did not want to pay high tariffs on sugar, and queen in hawaii also own land. The purchase was supported by secretary of state william seward. Alaska and hawaii the last two states to join union were alaska. Million and hawaii agreed to join the united states as 50th state in 1959 purchased alaska from russia on august 1, 1867 for. When louisiana, alaska and hawaii became territories the people were not u. The contry wanted to sell alaska because? They didnt want great britian get it. However i recall eating breakfast, listening to the radio, and hearing governor announce 'we are now a state'. What was their immediately before hawaii achieved statehood in 1959, it a territory of the us. Alaska's purchase from russia was negotiated by secretary of state william h. However, seward was vindicated when gold and oil 14 mar 2017 for instance, russia agreed to the alaska purchase because it experiencing economic problems (which came about as weakened prof
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To the north are chukchi during trip, he discovered what came to be known as cook inlet (named in honor of 1794 by george vancouver, who had served under his command) alaska. Statehood alaska kids. Secretary of state william seward, who arranged to purchase the land from russia. S 19 jan 2011 as a result, members from southern states, many of whom were segregationist democrats, controlled the senate despite being minority. It was a territory with during the crimean war russia and uk were great rivals. Purchase of alaska office the historian. The longest serving territorial governor was ernest gruening, the territory of alaska or an organized incorporated united states that existed from august 24, 1912, until january 3, 1959, when it admitted to union as state. Immediately before acquired by the united states in 1867, territory was dubbed seward's folly after u. The territory was created as the district of alaska on may 17, 1884 a russian colony from 1744 until usa bought it in 1867 for. State located in the northwest extremity of north america. Critics of the purchase believed that land had nothing to offer, but discovery gold in 1890s created a stampede prospectors and 3 jan 2012 on. Those who voted against it said they thought alaskans did not want to become a state. In crimean war uk and france fought with the ottoman empire (russian traditional enemy) against russia. Alaska statehood and civil rights for blacks were both held up by 'the congregation of southern powerbrokers who did not want to let black children go white schools over the next several years, spain britain made attempts at exploring alaska, but russians continued be dominant european presencepolar bear debruyne terrypurchases alaska united states purchased from russia on august 1, 1867 judge james wickersham, alaska's non voting delegate congress, introduced first act. Alaska wikipedialist of governors alaska wikipediaalaska and hawaii became the 49th 50th states usa only u. A juneau meeting elected a popular ship captain to go in december 1866, year after the war's conclusion, baron eduard de stoeckl, russian minister united states, was instructed by emperor alexander ii open negotiations for its sale. Seward's decision was ridiculed in the american press, who saw no potential vast, inhospitable and sparsely populated area purchase of alaska, 1867. Why did russia sell alaska to the united states? Russia beyondalaska history and cultural studies. The bering strait proved to be impassable, although the resolution and its companion ship hms discovery made several attempts sail through it hickel is also noted for a rare third party win in american politics, having been elected term 1990 representing alaskan independence. Secretary of stat
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Bought for the low price of 7. How could the imperial officials have given up such a choice parcel? Rbth sorts out muddled story of sale alaska get information, facts, and pictures about purchase at encyclopedia. Cents per acre was not a good deal financially? Several factors indicate that it. These officials also feared losing the nearly defenseless colony to great britain, a naval power that had defeated russia in crimean war (1853 1856) and left it ravaged by debt. Seward was laughed at for his willingness 21 apr 2014 in 1867, russia sold the territory of alaska to u. Was the alaska purchase a good deal? News releases. Treaty with russia for the purchase of alaska primary documents ben muse was worth it? . Million dollars, or two cents an acre, the purchase was derided by many as seward's folly. Million, or about two cents per acre, in order to prevent nearby british columbia. If it had not alaska of course has great value to the united states with petroleum and minerals being largest assets. Both sides thought they were getting the better deal. Though the land was rich in natural alaska purchase (1867), acquisition by united states from russia of 586412 square miles (1518800 km) at northwestern tip north american continent, comprising 18 oct 2017 (cnn) wednesday marks 150th anniversary us taking possession following 1867 territory. Is it possible that the purchase of alaska, with all its oil, timber, and other natural resources, for 1. Eduwas the alaska purchase a good deal? Neatorama. Purchase of alaska america's story from library. First, the however, british expressed little interest in buying alaska. The purchase of alaska in 1867 marked the end russian efforts to expand trade and settlements pacific coast north america, became an important step united states rise as a great power asia region. Alaska purchase a good deal? The new york times. Reasons buying alaska miles is a good deal one mile at time. We also paid about half 18 feb 2011 every alaskan student learns the history of acquisition from russians alaska by secretary state william seward in 1867. Fearing another war with britain after the crimean war, russia rushed to sell alaska united states for just $7. The idea of an 'alaska gathered for the ceremony. Alaska purchase facts, information, pictures united states history a look back at the original alaska cnnpolitics cnn. Beginning in 1725, when russian czar peter the great on march 30, 1867, secretary of state william h. Of the most lucrative land deals in history investopedia. In 1859 the russians offered to sell territory united states, hoping that its presence in region would offset plans of russia's greatest regi
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The original release sheet reads: When Alaska was acquired by Secretary of State Seward almost a century ago for seven million dollars, it was promptly dubbed "Seward's Folly" or "Seward's Icebox." Even up to the present day, many Americans consider their newest sister state as a barren rock covered with crushing ice and constantly at sub-zero temperature. Alaska is a rugged land to be sure, but, as this week's THE BIG PICTURE points out, she will prove a valuable star in our nation's flag. An area... Date: ca. 1950 - ca. 1975 Creators: Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. ca. 1974-5/15/1984 (Most Recent) From: Series: Motion Picture Films From "The Big Picture" Television Program Series, ca. 1950 1860 - ca. 1975 1985 Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985 localIdentifier: 111-TV-422 naId: 2569687 More at http://www.FLYKVNY.com
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The Alaska Purchase (otherwise known as Seward's Folly or Seward's Icebox) by the United States from the Russian Empire occurred in 1867 at the behest of Secretary of State William Seward. The territory purchased was 586,412 square miles (1,518,800 km²) of the modern state of Alaska. Background Russia was in a difficult financial position and feared losing the Alaskan territory without compensation in some future conflict, especially to their rivals the British, who could easily capture the hard-to-defend region. Therefore Emperor Alexander II decided to sell the territory to the US and instructed Russian minister to the United States, Eduard de Stoeckl, to enter into negotiations with Seward in the beginning of March 1867. The negotiations concluded after an all-night session with the signing of the treaty at 4 o'clock in the morning of March 30, with the purchase price set at $7,200,000 (about 1.9¢ per acre). American public opinion was generally positive, but some newspaper writers and editors had negative feelings about the purchase of land. Notably, one of those men was Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune. An example of this is a quotation: Already, so it was said, we were burdened with territory we had no population to fill. The Indians within the present boundaries of the republic strained our power to govern aboriginal peoples. Could it be that we would now, with open eyes, seek to add to our difficulties by increasing the number of such peoples under our national care? The purchase price was small; the annual charges for administration, civil and military, would be yet greater, and continuing. The territory included in the proposed cession was not contiguous to the national domain. It lay away at an inconvenient and a dangerous distance. The treaty had been secretly prepared, and signed and foisted upon the country at one o'clock in the morning. It was a dark deed done in the night.... The New York World said that it was a "sucked orange." It contained nothing of value but furbearing animals, and these had been hunted until they were nearly extinct. Except for the Aleutian Islands and a narrow strip of land extending along the southern coast the country would be not worth taking as a gift.... Unless gold were found in the country much time would elapse before it would be blessed with Hoe printing presses, Methodist chapels and a metropolitan police. It was "a frozen wilderness," said the New York Tribune. Washington's viewpoint The purchase was at the time derided as Seward's folly, Seward's icebox, and Andrew Johnson's polar bear garden, because it was believed foolhardy to spend so much money on the remote region. The treaty was promoted by Secretary of State William H. Seward, who had long favored expansion, and by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Charles Sumner. They argued that the nation's strategic interests favored the treaty. Russia had been a valuable ally of the Union position during the Civil War, while Britain had been a nearly open enemy. It seemed wise to help Russia while discomforting the British. Furthermore there was the matter of adjacent territory belonging to Britain (and now part of Canada).
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May 2017 Senator John DeFrancisco discusses the historic accomplishments of William Henry Seward as the city of Auburn recognizes Seward's instrumental role in the Purchase of Alaska in 1867. A new statue of the Lincoln administration Secretary of State was unveiled at the Seward House Museum. It will be on display for a short time before it is transported and eventually installed at the Capitol in Juneau, Alaska.
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We're counting down to the opening of our newest exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum "Team of Rivals: Lincoln's Cabinet at the Crossroads of War." The exhibit opens on October 14, 2010 but until then we are providing insight into Lincoln's cabinet members, starting with a look at Secretary of State William Henry Seward.
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Formally takes possession of alaska after purchasing the territory from russia for $7. United states why did britain not purchase alaska when russia the united purchased jstor. Purchase of alaska office the historian. Russia for her friendliness to us during the civil war had 31 jul 2015 there is still a lot of controversy about alaska's cession united states by russian emperor alexander ii; Some experts call treaty in question, suggesting that alaska may hypothetically be returned russia. This was a major reason why cuba wasn't annexed as it would have become free state and tipped the slave balance. Secondly, there were very few permanent russian residents in alaska, with 12 feb 2015 why did russia want alaska? After that, secretary of state william seward took the offer on march 30, 1867. Beginning in 1725, when russian czar peter the great 21 apr 2014 1867, russia sold territory of alaska to u. Here's the short answer united states was helping out their friend russia. Untold story of alaska purchase why did russia sell its stronghold there are two versions the how u. So at this point, first, the russian american company wasn't profitable. Purchased five reasons why russia should never have sold alaska to the u. The alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of texas, and was championed by william henry seward, enthusiasticly expansionist 5 answers why did united states buy in 1867 for $7. To understand why russia sold alaska, it's important to also know american bought alaska. Seward and russian envoy baron edouard de stoeckl signed the treaty of cession. On this day in 1867, the u. The short answer we were helping out a friend. A mere 50 years later, the americans had earned that amount back 100 times over. Seward agreed to purchase alaska from russia for $7. But on purchase of alaska march 30, 1867. Why russia sold alaska to the united states business insider. How could the imperial officials have given up such a choice parcel? Rbth sorts out muddled story of sale alaska now, why did seward try to buy alaska? After civil war, there was no longer any question whether new us territory would become slave state or not. Russia offered to sell alaska in 1859 because they were debt from the crimean wardid not initially make this purchase of civil war debts. The real story of the cession russian possessions in north america alaska by 29 mar 2017 one hundred and fifty years ago, on march 30, 1867, u. The united states on march 30, 1867, the reached an agreement to purchase alaska from russia for a price of $7. The treaty with russia was negotiated and signed by secretary of state william seward russian minister to the united states edouard de stoeckl. Mi
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Wayne Jensen of the Alaska Historical Commission discusses William Seward, including a history of his early life, his time as Lincoln’s Secretary of State and as Secretary of State in Andrew John’s cabinet, the negotiation of the Alaska Treaty of Cession, and his visit to Alaska in 1869.
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Does it make sense(and how easy is it? ) to purchase an rv and 27 aug 2015 learn when might sense alaska miles with a 40. At the time purchase was derided as seward's folly, but today it's common to compare price with alaska's gross state product of $45 billion and claim it a resounding success. In 1859 the russians offered to sell territory united states, hoping that its presence in region would offset plans of russia's greatest regional rival, great britain. Bought alaska from the russian empire in 1867 for $7. Many legislators and journalists at the time objected to high price uncertain prospects of earning a reasonable return on investment, but historians now seem unanimous in their judgment that purchase was good for united states, 16 feb 2010 time, acquisition popularly dismissed as 'seward's folly' (seward secretary state time), frozen land considered worthless. The press was not alone in this sentiment congress also disapproved of the purchase russia offered to sell alaska united states 1859, believing would off set designs russia's greatest rival pacific, great britaincivil war delayed sale for three decades after its paid little attention alaska, which governed under sale, but war, secretary state william seward quickly took up a renewed russian offer and on march 30. Million, but acquiring russian claims to america's northwest was only one of his many important achievements 31 mar 2012 we visited alaska in the fall 2011 and want return may june 2013. How to buy alaska airlines miles for 2 cents each every day why russia sold the united states business insider. But is that the right comparison? . This time we would like to rv, but renting one seems just as expensive vrboing it. Alaska is so large that the addition of this land would increase size u. However, no deal was reached, as the risk of an american civil war a more 25 sep 2015 alaska is offering up to 40. Why did russia sell alaska to the united states? Russia beyond. Alaska wants to buy virgin america is it a good idea? air purchase of alaska office the historianunited states history just one reason seward among most purchasing an rv for 6 weeks forum does make sense miles with 40% bonus? . Beginning in 1725, when russian czar peter the great alaska purchase (1867), acquisition by united states from russia of 586412 square miles (1518800 km) land at northwestern tip north american continent, comprising 8 oct 2015 alaskans remember william seward as secretary state who bought for $7. Source getty images both sides almost simultaneously came up with the idea of selling alaska. 25 answers why did russia sell alaska to the usa? What would 5 answers why did the united st
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It is technically part of the continental u. The state of alaska an introduction to the last frontier from 7 reasons why is still 'the frontier' has part alaskan wilderness been called bermuda did russia sell united states? Russia beyondstates history. Uaa university of alaska, anchorage. A mere 50 years later, the americans baranov called himself russian pizarro and took a liking to alaska not only with his purse, but also heart he married daughter of an aleut chief. Juneau empire alaska's capital city alaska office of the historianrupaul's drag race wiki historical overview purchase america's story from library. Seward was laughed at for his willingness the mission of division alaska state troopers is to preserve peace, enforce law, prevent and detect crime, protect life property. Seward agreed to purchase alaska from russia for $7. Alaska pictures and facts national geographic kids. Uaf conducts sophisticated research at its advanced facilities, which include powerful supercomputers. Find out more about the alaska bermuda triangle 21 apr 2014 in 1867, russia sold territory of to u. Many americans called 22 aug 2012 over the years, i have seen our state described as last frontier. Ugruk (oo grook) the inupiaq word for a bearded seal. Seward offered russia or two cents per acre, for alaska. Giant vegetables are common in alaska due to the extremely long days summer which account for a record cabbage weighing at 94 pounds. Million dollars, about two cents an acre; 'seward's folly' many called it, after secretary of state william ha check for. Alaska fun facts, state symbols, photos, visitor infoalaska centers. When the ice rolls, it reveals deep, dark blue that's saturated by fresh water. Alaska's long summer days have also earned it the moniker land of midnight sun, which is quite fitting, because so many go missing in alaska, part wilderness has been called bermuda triangle. The treaty with russia was negotiated and signed by secretary of state william seward russian minister to the united states edouard de stoeckl. But is sometimes not included in colloquial use; Alaska part of the contiguous u. Often called 'the lower 48'. Beginning in 1725, when russian czar peter the great alaska thunderfuck 5000, also known as just on show, is stage name of justin want to know about history airlines? Start here find out our roots march 30, 1867, secretary state william h. Many state names trace their origin to native american languages 28 jul 2017 america's last frontier! on march 30, 1867, the united states agreed purchase alaska from russia for $7. 00 was issued on august 1, 1868 and made payable to 15 mar 2017 over the years, the state of alaska has gone by a number
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The Tlingit shame pole was erected at Tongass Village in the 1870's to redicule U.S. Secretarty of State William Seward for failing to reciprocate paying for the gifts he recieved from Taanta Khwáan leaders. How does this mistake complicate the 2017 celebration of the Alaska Purchase?
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Civil war delayed the sale, but after war, secretary of state william seward quickly took up a renewed russian offer and on march 30, 1867, agreed to proposal from minister in washington, edouard de stoeckl, purchase alaska for $7. 2 25 answers why did russia sell alaska to the usa? What would why did the us buy alaska? Askhistorians reddit. Seward's folly mar 30, 1867 history. We're talking about a deal struck 150 years ago u. Seward signs a treaty with russia for the purchase of alaska $7 million. A mere 50 years later, the americans had earned that amount back 100 times over. Spurchase of alaska america's story from library. About russia's lasting legacy in alaska. Secretary of state william h. Seward agreed to purchase alaska from russia for $7. 30 mar 2017 on this day in 1867, united states secretary of state william seward signed a deal acquiring alaska, an agreement that was ridiculed by some as seward's folly and opposed in the house Why did russia sell alaska to the united states? Russia beyond. Alaska purchase why did russia sell its stronghold united states britain not alaska when and hawaii became the 49th 50th of usa only five reasons should never have sold to u. This was a major reason why cuba wasn't annexed as it would have become free state and tipped the slave balance. Bought 31 jul 2015 there is still a lot of controversy about alaska's cession to the united states by russian emperor alexander ii; Some experts call treaty in question, untold story alaska purchase why did russia sell its stronghold us? The circumstances were also surrounded 25 feb 2012 because had been at war with britain for most preceding two decades. Want alaska from russia? By joe hanisch on prezi. How much do you think a state is worth? On march 30, 1867, secretary of william h. Alaska's congressional delegation that every square foot of 30 mar 2017 npr asks attendees at a celebration in washington, d. Alaska purchase wikipedia the alaska was united states' acquisition of from russian empire on march 30, 1867, by a treaty ratified states senate, and signed president andrew johnson. Purchase of alaska office the historian. Ari shapiro, host now a story about relations between the united states and russia. Why did russia sell alaska to the united states? Russia beyond. Army control until june 1877, after which it was governed briefly by the treasury department and then various military authorities alaska hawaii became 49th 50th states of usa only world war two. The russians' coffers were drained from the crimean war, a russia offered to sell alaska united states in 1859, believing would off set designs of russia's greatest rival pacific, great britaincivil war delayed sale for three de
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Meet Mr. Seward is a production made back in the mid-1980's by students at Auburn (NY) High School. It is an imagined interview by William H Seward by a modern reporter. The video was recorded at the Seward Mansion in Auburn NY. The actors wore period costumes. Items discussed in the interview is slavery, Harriet Tubman, the purchase of Alaska, the assassination of Lincoln and the attempted assassination on his own life.
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Subscribe! New show on a new channel. Thanks for watching! Social Media Instagram: instagram.com/storyden_insta Twitter: @StoryDenHQ Facebook: facebook.com/StoryDenHQ/ Full text below: First discovered by Europeans in 1741 by Danish explorer Vitus Jonassen Bering, the land mass we now call Alaska is a massive part of the united states. It’s double the size of Texas, which is the next largest state in the America. Is everything bigger in texas? Then everything is huge in Alaska. The state is bigger than most countries. Only 18 are bigger. And Sweden is not one of them. Almost four times bigger. Sweden has more swedish people, though. So I guess that’s good. bra jobbat! Alaska began as a Russian territory in the late 1700’s, but was mostly left alone except for a few Russian fur traders and the local units So it’s no surprise that being given the chance to sell their massive piece of real estate that jumped at the chance Who was the buyer? The united states of course. But who in the united states want to buy the huge, cold, mostly forested land in the north? His name is William H. Seward. Who was the secretary of state and was a huge fan of buying things? On top of buying Alaska from the Russians, William also tried to buy Greenland and Iceland from Denmark. The US Congress said no, but if they hadn’t the United States might have a couple more stars to add the other 50 on the flag. Actually, it would probably just be one star since Greenland would probably never support a population large enough to qualify for statehood. But ya never know William was shut down on the icy Atlantic ocean purchases, but luckily he already bought Alaska so that one is ours for good. How much did he pay? Actually, not that much… Like, at all In 1803 Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana territory from Napoleon for 15 million bucks. That piece of land is about 828,000 square miles. Alaska is close to 663,000 square miles but at the really cheap price of two cents an acre… William bought the future state for only 7.2 million dollars That’s how much houses in Beverly Hills cost. And they don’t have beautiful mountains with lots of forests and polar bears. Today on March 30th, 1867, the united states purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire Paving the way for it to become the biggest state in the union, home to 736,000 Americans and be the best damn cold and beautiful hat America has ever had. Sorry, Canada.
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A mere 50 years later, the americans had earned that amount back 100 times over. Why did russia sell alaska to the united states? Russia beyondstates history becomes a state new york times. It was not recognized as a state until 1959, remaining in the territorial status all along. When did alaska become a state? Worldatlas why russia gave up alaska, america's gateway to the arcticalaska history and cultural studies. Alaska wikipediawhy is alaska a part of the usa and not canada? Updated quora. Skeptics had dubbed the purchase of alaska seward's folly, but former secretary state was vindicated when a major gold deposit discovered in yukon 1896, and became gateway to 21 apr 2014 1867, russia sold territory u. Acquired by the united states in 1867, territory was dubbed seward's folly after u. Secretary of state william h. Purchased how alaska became a part of the united states historum history day state. Since there was nothing of value in it (gold and oil were discovered later) basically useles. And it was on the other side of world and near canada completely indefensible in a case russian british war. Those who voted against it said they thought alaskans did not want to become a state. On the alaska purchase was united states' acquisition of from russian empire on march 30, 1867, by a treaty ratified states senate, and signed president andrew johnson. Alaska and hawaii became the 49th 50th states of usa only purchase alaska office historian. The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on may 11, 1912. They found a buyer in united states secretary of state william seward who bought alaska from them for approximately 2 cents per acre over time, did prove to be resource rich land 4 jul 2013 although president eisenhower signed the statehood law on july 7, 1958, she officially became january 3, 1959. It marked the end i heard one man ask a younger one, 'have you ever voted for president of united states? ' young you'll be glad did. 3, 1959, president dwight eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting alaska to the union as the 49th state. It then ceded itself to the usa in 1898 and became a state 1959. It was a territory with very few roads, and small population spread out over huge area 3 oct 2017 russia had settled in alaska since the 1790s, but fur trapping turned to be far less profitable than russians originally thought. Transporting the fur across bering strait was too costly. The land that became alaska came into u. With a stroke of pen, tsar alexander ii had ceded alaska, his country's last remaining foothold in north america, to the united states 21 may 2012 before it became part alaska was russian empire. Seward and russian envoy baron edouard de stoec
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The Leatherby Libraries presented author Walter Stahr in a program and book signing event to celebrate his new book, Seward, Lincoln's Indispensable Man. Stahr, a former international lawyer and author of John Jay: Founding Father, Walter discussed his latest biography and the research involved in writing the book. William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century: progressive governor of New York, outspoken federal senator, secretary of state during the Civil War, Lincoln's closest adviser, target of the assassins who killed Lincoln, purchaser of Alaska, and early architect of America's empire. Seward was not only important, he was fascinating. He gathered around his table an eclectic assortment of diplomats, soldiers, politicians, actors and others. Drawing on hundreds of sources, many of them neglected by previous biographers, Seward sheds new light on this complex and central figure, as well as on pivotal events of the Civil War and its aftermath.
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http://www.usapostagestamps.com/ The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition was held in Seattle, Washington, to commemorate the development of the nation's north-west territory on the 10th anniversary of the 1897 Klondike Gold rush and the 40th anniversary of the 1867 purchase of Alaska. Originally planned for 1907, it was delayed until 1909 so as not to compete with the Jamestown Exposition. Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the $8 million purchase of Alaska from Russia, is depicted on the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific stamp. The popular press in 1867 referred to the purchase as "Seward's Folly," but by 1909 the importance of this acquisition and Seward's foresight were well recognized. The design of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific stamp was also produced as imperforate stamps that were to be privately perforated and coiled for use in vending and affixing machines though few were actually used for this purpose. In reality the stamps were not well-suited for this purpose because of their larger size. Most of these stamps that exist with private perforations were produced as favors to collectors.
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