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Alaska: "Seward's Folly" - Decades TV Network
 
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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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The Alaska Purchase Explained
 
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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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Seward's Folly- The Story of Alaska (Documentary)
 
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This documentary on the purchase of Alaska was taken from an old film reel. The overall quality of the documentary is fine, but the music has degraded in places. Anyway, I hope you fine it useful or interesting. #alaska #alaskaextreme
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Russia Gave Us a Discount on Alaska
 
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Many ridiculed Secretary of State William Seward for purchasing Alaska from Russia in 1867. But he turned out to be quite the shrewd businessman. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Alaska http://bit.ly/1lLXV7S
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Alaska: “Seward’s Folly” - Decades TV Network
 
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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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What Was Sewards Purchase Of Alaska Called Sewards Folly?
 
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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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The Alaska Purchase in a nutshell
 
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The Alaska Purchase explained by Spongebob.
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Alaska, Seward's Folly
 
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A fantastic presentation on the purchase of Alaska ... sadly the VHS tape is a bit worse for wear.
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Unlocking Japan and Alaska
 
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Objective: To examine the “unlocking of Japan” and the purchase of Alaska. Key Terms and People: Isolationism George Washington President Millard Fillmore Commodore Matthew Perry Treaty of Kanagawa William Seward “Seward’s Folly”
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Alaska Purchase
 
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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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Alaska Purchase
 
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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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Alaska: The Outpost State | Documentary Film on Alaska | History of the United States of America
 
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● Please SUPPORT my work on Patreon: https://bit.ly/2LT6opZ ● Visit my 2ND CHANNEL: https://bit.ly/2ILbyX8 ►Facebook: https://bit.ly/2INA7yt ►Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Lz57nY ►Google+: https://bit.ly/2IPz7dl ✚ Watch my "Old America" PLAYLIST: https://bit.ly/2rOHzmy 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 documentary points out, she will prove a valuable star in our nation's flag. An area one-fifth the size of the continental United States, it boasts of modern cities, rich mineral resources and booming industries. The film highlights Alaska's colorful early years of the Klondike Gold Rush, through its repulsion of a Japanese invasion during World War II, up to its admittance to statehood. The film presentation then defines Alaska's strategic value in military affairs which in recent years has grown to vital importance to national defense. With its original owner, Russia, just fifty-six miles from Alaska's border, it can truly be called the "Guardian of our Northern Frontier" and America's "Outpost State." Alaska: The Outpost State | Documentary Film on Alaska | History of the United States of America NOTE: THE VIDEO DOCUMENTS HISTORICAL EVENTS. SINCE IT WAS PRODUCED DECADES AGO, IT HAS HISTORICAL VALUES AND CAN BE CONSIDERED AS A VALUABLE HISTORICAL DOCUMENT. THE VIDEO HAS BEEN UPLOADED WITH EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. ITS TOPIC IS REPRESENTED WITHIN HISTORICAL CONTEXT. THE VIDEO DOES NOT CONTAIN SENSITIVE SCENES AT ALL!
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1909 2¢ William H Seward US Postage Stamp Scott's #370 Alaska Purchase Folly
 
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Alaska Purchase
 
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POLITICO's #ThrowbackThursday: Purchase of Alaska
 
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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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Seward's Folly
 
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Sewards Folly
Why Is Alaska Called Alaska?
 
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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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Alaska purchase 1867, how and why did this happen?
 
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On the 30th March 1867, the USA purchased Alaska from Russia. How did the Russian come to own Alaska? Why did they want to own Alaska? Having owned Alaska why did they want to sell it? Why did they sell it to America and not Canada? Finally why did America want to buy it?
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Which US President Signed The Treaty To Purchase Alaska From Russia?
 
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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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William Henry Seward
 
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William Henry Seward was an outspoken abolitionist as Secretary of State under President Lincoln during the Civil War, so much that Lincoln’s assassins also tried to kill Seward that same evening. However, he went on to serve as Secretary of State under Andrew Johnson, assisting in the reconstruction of the South after the Civil War. And it was Seward who was largely responsible for the acquiring of the Alaska territory in 1867, a purchase unjustifiably ridiculed as, “Seward’s Folly!” William Henry Seward was a man who publicly recognized the impact and influence of the Bible. In 1839, when he was serving as Governor of New York, he said: “I do, in my conscience, believe that if at every decade of years a copy of the Bible could be found in every family in the land its [republican] institutions would be perpetuated.” Sign up to receive The Book in your inbox daily at museumofthebible.org/thebook! Copyright © 2017 Museum of the Bible. All rights reserved.
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NATIONAL ECONOMIC POTENTIAL IN ALASKA  Guest Dr. Nick Begich
 
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When the United States bought Alaska from Russia, Americans called it Seward's Folly. Alaska has turned into a state boundless in oil and other natural resources. Dr. Nick Begich, a native Alaskan, explains some of the vast potential Alaska has to help the United States in energy and other industries.
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Seward's Folly AK Part Two.avi
 
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The hamburger arrives! Watch the reaction of the other people sitting in the background.
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The 150th Anniversary of  the Alaska Purchase
 
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July 26, 2017 Discover Alaska lecture by Dermot Cole, Author and Journalist
Alaska
 
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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,[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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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Sewards Folly
 
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U.S. buys Alaska. Brief review of U.S. increasing power in the Pacific.
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How Did Russia Come To Own Alaska?
 
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By and large, russia discovered the region, thus owned it for next 126 yearssaying that russian empire actually alaska would be a sort of exaggeration referred only to lands on north american continentcharles sumner massachusetts, key supporter purchase, argued colony, formerly known as 'russian america' called. It appeared that a weak russian empire could not resist british takeover of alaska. At that time britain, they buried iron possession plates. Five reasons why russia should never have sold alaska to the u. The us although he had successfully opposed the french in mexico and maximilian's puppet empire, there was little support when it came to his own efforts extend american sphere purchase of alaska, 1867. The trade from new england to the northwest coast china continued and united states authorities did little enforce ban on trading alcohol ammunition, 30 mar 2015 russia's economy relies so heavily oil, it makes up more than two thirds of country's export revenues together with gas. It's like a flag, but iron. 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. There are two versions of the story how u. S untold story of alaska purchase why did russia sell its stronghold russian nationalists want back 150 years after it was sold the folly or good fortune? National constitution sale alaska, some russians have second united states were there ethnic in when us does america own alaska? Youtube. 20 apr 2014 until now, many people have thought that the americans either stole alaska from the russians or leased it and did not return it. The british, who had a colony next to alaska in british columbia, were both able and willing take. Alaska purchase wikipediawhy did russia sell alaska to the united states? Russia beyond. Russia wanted to sell its alaskan territory, fearing that it might be seized if war broke out with the united kingdom history of alaska dates back upper paleolithic period (around 14,000 bc), when wanderer groups crossed bering land bridge into what is now western. There will be few events marking the 1867 sale in us, but russia it has brought back bitter memories and is being seen as a 'convenient' opportunity for 30 mar 2017 on this day 1867, united states secretary of state william seward signed deal acquiring alaska, an agreement that was ridiculed by some seward's folly opposed house craig fleener, senior alaskan government adviser arctic matters, object intense interest russians at forum, especially when he spoke about blocking colonial mind set is, preventing efforts federal or other entities to come north explo
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Alaska ~ Land of the Midnight Sun  Sights and Sounds
 
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In 1867 (two years after the end of the Civil War), the territory of Alaska was purchased from the Russian Empire for $7.2 million (or about 2 cents an acre). For many years people referred to the acquisition as "Seward's Folly", named for Secretary of State William H. Seward (1801-1872) who made the deal. They viewed Alaska as a frozen wasteland, not realizing it would turn out to be one of the United States' richest resources for gold and oil. It took until 1959 for the territory to become a State of the Union. Still today, most of the land is wilderness; nicknamed The Last Frontier, Alaska keeps the spirit of the Wild West alive.
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sitka seward's folly (rachel taylor brown)
 
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From Rachel Taylor Brown, 'Ormolu' (2006). Public domain footage from 'This is America: Northern Rampart,' RKO Pathé, 1946; 'Eskimos (Winter in Western Alaska),' Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1950; and home movies ca early '50s courtesy of the Prelinger Archive. Edited for music video by Katie Taylor.
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PREPMODE - Seward's Folly
 
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Original track from PREPMODE. Released 09-22-2015 http://www.facebook.com/djprepmode
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Seward's Folly AK Part One.avi
 
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Ordering one of the tallest hamburgers in the USA.
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Why Was The Purchase Of Alaska A Good Deal?
 
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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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William H. Seward: Abraham Lincoln's Indispensable Man
 
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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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Sewards Folly - by Wideo.co
 
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Why Did The US Buy Alaska?
 
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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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Why Did We Buy Alaska?
 
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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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My Fantasy by Seward's Folly
 
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My Fantasy 04/24/2010
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How Did Alaska Become A State Of The United States?
 
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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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Why Was It A Good Idea To Buy Alaska?
 
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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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Purchasing Alaska
 
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Burning the Letters by Seward's Folly
 
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Burning the Letters 04/24/2011
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How Much Did We Pay For Alaska Per Acre?
 
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In today's dollars, william h. Million was approved by the u. Million might have seemed staggering at the time, but price per acre amounted to a mere cents. Purchase of alaska from russia in 1867 is considered to be one the largest land deals history. Million, this country got 365 million acres of land and another 13 water, at slightly less than two cents an acre. S alaska purchase 150 years after sale of alaska, some russians have second why did russia sell to the united states? . The parties signed agreement to sell 1. After the land's sale, indigenous 3 apr 2017 united states purchased alaska from russia on june 20, 1867, for $7. Untold story of alaska purchase why did russia sell its stronghold 3 the most lucrative land deals in history investopedia. Recent figures show russia's daily oil output at more than 10 million barrels per day, so adding the united states' largest field to that would be a alaska purchase (1867), acquisition by states from russia of 586412 square miles (1518800 km) land northwestern tip after much public opposition, seward's formal proposal $7. Johanna kinney, city clerk in seward, said they'll be closing offices today to celebrate seward's folly. Skeptics had dubbed the purchase of alaska 31 jul 2015 at first glance, deal seems ordinary sixty years earlier united states acquired louisiana territory (828,000 square miles) for a total eight million francs or less than three cents per acre. Atas alaska dari kekaisaran 30 maret 1867, dengan harga pembelian ditetapkan sebesar juta (setara asjuta tahun 2016), atau sekitar 2 sen per acre (km the purchase was united states' acquisition of from russian empire on march 30, by a treaty ratified states senate, and signed president andrew johnson. Million, or about cents per acre. The russian rulers 31 mar 2014 russia, buying seward's icebox for $7. Million, less than cents per acreAlaska wikipedia bahasa indonesia, ensiklopedia bebaswhy did russia sell alaska to the united states? Russia beyond. Million, or about two cents per acre, in order to prevent nearby british columbia 18 oct 2007 the check, dated august 1, 1868, that was used pay purchase price for alaska eduard de stoeckl on behalf of emperor russia. The parties signed the agreement to sell 1. 25 answers why did russia sell alaska to the usa? What would what was the better land purchase, the alaska purchase or the why russia sold alaska to the united states business insider. Popular reaction to the sale varied, given that agreement was signed in march 1867 and transferred alaska united states return for a payment of $7. By elizabeth whitman the price of $7. Approximately how much per acre did the united states pay for alaska. Purchase of alaska office the historian. Senate by a single vote. When the russian
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Why Did We Want To Buy Alaska?
 
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Alaska purchase wikipedia. Russia wanted to sell its alaskan territory, fearing that it might be seized if war broke out with the united kingdom 12 feb 2015 why did russia want alaska? After that, secretary of state william seward took offer on march 30, 1867. Why does america need this 'ice box' and 50,000 wild eskimos who drink fish oil for breakfast? . Though the sale this article suggests reason for buying alaska was self glory and even czar would have given it to us free. No one knew of any resources in alaska then. A mere until now, many people have thought that the americans either stole alaska from russians or leased it and did not return. 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. Purchase of alaska office the historian. The dang place went for about 10 cents per 20 apr 2014 in 1867, russia sold the territory of alaska to u. Russia offered to sell alaska in 1859 because they were debt from the crimean wardid not initially make this purchase of civil war debts. Bought alaska from russia npr. The russians' coffers were drained from the crimean war, a looming u. Formally takes possession of alaska after purchasing the territory from russia for $7. In brief, the monroe doctrine, introduced in 19th century, is a statement by united states that they would consider any european attempts to colonize at time of purchase, america was still expansive mood. And how did it come to possess in the first place? So clearly russians were ready sell, but what motivated americans want buy? . Why did russia sell alaska to the united states? Russia beyond. Purchase of alaska the u. But what if the alaska purchase had never happened? Alaskans, on other hand, have all cabbage they could ever need and then some still, a few ill informed critics did not miss opportunity to needle johnson administration by calling seward's folly icebox, or joking this day in 1867, u. The alaska purchase is just one reason seward among the most was a good deal? News releases. Purchase of alaska march 30, 1867. Answers why did the united states buy alaska in 1867 for $7. How could the imperial officials have given up such a choice parcel? Rbth sorts out muddled story of sale alaska 25 feb 2012 following might explain why british did not try to acquire any american possessions anymore en. Do you think this was too much to pay for a piece of land that mostly unexplored? At the time, critics thought seward crazy alaska purchase (1867), acquisition by united states from russia 586412 square mi
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Alaska Travelogue: "The Iceless Arctic" 1932 Educational Pictures
 
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Alaska History & Travel Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL347ED3ECF3455A38 more at http://travel.quickfound.net/ Nice Alaska summer scenery and lore, Alaskan people and their tales, and the salmon trade. Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Alaska is the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's 722,718 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska was purchased from Russia on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million ($120 million adjusted for inflation) at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km²). The land went through several administrative changes before becoming an organized (or incorporated) territory on May 11, 1912, and the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959. The name "Alaska" (Аляска) was already introduced in the Russian colonial period, when it was used only for the peninsula and is derived from the Aleut alaxsxaq, meaning "the mainland" or, more literally, "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed". It is also known as Alyeska, the "great land", an Aleut word derived from the same root... Alaska has a longer coastline than all the other U.S. states combined. It is the only non-contiguous U.S. state on continental North America; about 500 miles (800 km) of British Columbia (Canada) separates Alaska from Washington state. Alaska is thus an exclave of the United States. It is technically part of the continental U.S., but is often not included in colloquial use; Alaska is not part of the contiguous U.S., often called "the Lower 48". The capital city, Juneau, is situated on the mainland of the North American continent, but is not connected by road to the rest of the North American highway system. The state is bordered by the Yukon Territory and British Columbia in Canada, to the east, the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south, the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea to the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Alaska's territorial waters touch Russia's territorial waters in the Bering Strait, as the Russian Big Diomede Island and Alaskan Little Diomede Island are only 3 miles (4.8 km) apart. With the extension of the Aleutian Islands into the eastern hemisphere, it is technically both the westernmost and easternmost state in the United States, as well as also being the northernmost... William H. Seward, the United States Secretary of State, negotiated the Alaska Purchase (also known as Seward's Folly) with the Russians in 1867 for $7.2 million. Alaska was loosely governed by the military initially, and was administered as a district starting in 1884, with a governor appointed by the president of the United States, as well as a district court headquartered in Sitka... Starting in the 1890s and stretching in some places to the early 1910s, gold rushes in Alaska and the nearby Yukon Territory brought thousands of miners and settlers to Alaska. Alaska was officially incorporated as an organized territory in 1912. Alaska's capital, which had been in Sitka until the 1900 legislation mandated its transfer to Juneau... The 2007 gross state product was $44.9 billion, 45th in the nation. Its per capita personal income for 2007 was $40,042, ranking 15th in the nation. The oil and gas industry dominates the Alaskan economy, with more than 80% of the state's revenues derived from petroleum extraction. Alaska's main export product (excluding oil and natural gas) is seafood, primarily salmon, cod, Pollock and crab. Agriculture represents only a fraction of the Alaskan economy... Employment is primarily in government and industries such as natural resource extraction, shipping, and transportation. Military bases are a significant component of the economy in both Fairbanks and Anchorage. Federal subsidies are also an important part of the economy, allowing the state to keep taxes low. Its industrial outputs are crude petroleum, natural gas, coal, gold, precious metals, zinc and other mining, seafood processing, timber and wood products...
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When Did We Purchase Alaska And Hawaii?
 
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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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Alaska Purchase
 
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My Reflections on writing a Paper "Purchase of Alaska"
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Salmon Canning: "Alaska's Silver Millions" 1936 American Can Company
 
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more at http://news.quickfound.net/cities/fairbanks.html 'The geography of Alaska, the life cycle of the salmon, and the salmon industry. There is a view of the treaty between Russia and the United States that resulted in the purchase of Alaska. The commentator says that thousands of United States citizens protested this purchase, calling it "Seward's folly." Father Bernard Hubbard, the "glacier priest," is shown and states that on his first trip through Alaska he thought it a worthless land, but that he now appreciates its true value. An animated map contrasts the size of the United States with Alaska. Father Hubbard says that Alaska is divided into three areas: (1) the Yukon Valley, (2) southeastern Alaska, and (3) the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands. A map indicates that the Yukon is on about the same line of latitude as Greenland. Views of snow and ice, dog teams, Eskimos, reindeer, and ice floes are accompanied by Father Hubbard's remarks that these represent the popular conception of the whole of Alaska. Southeastern Alaska is shown to be in the same latitude as the British Isles. There follow scenes of Alaska's "inside passage," gold mines, government roads, dairy farms, waterfalls, and mountains that surround Juneau. Glaciers are shown at the sea's edge, and Father Hubbard explains that tremendous pressure causes them to break off and fall into the sea and float away as icebergs. An unusual method of iceberg formation is shown as a huge mass of ice rises from the depths of the ocean. The third area, the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands, is depicted as volcanic and mountainous. Steamy air moves across the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, which is devoid of plant and animal life. A view of a snowcovered mountain is followed by views of a smoking volcano. Father Hubbard observes that this is an unstable area and that the day is far off when it will be permanently formed. The film's second section, the life cycle of the salmon, begins with an animated map tracing the route of the young salmon from Alaskan streams into the Gulf of Alaska where they vanish in the Pacific. A map indicates the route followed by the adult salmon in their return to their native streams. Salmon struggle upstream, their backs flashing in shallow water. Father Hubbard observes that in fresh water their color changes and that they are then unfit for human consumption. Mouths of the salmon develop curved jaws to facilitate digging in the gravel and mud where eggs are laid. Salmon are shown spawning and fanning mud over the eggs. The commentator explains that after spawning the adult salmon die. Hundreds of salmon are shown dead on the banks. The third section begins with the preparation for a salmon run. Men stretch nets on salmon traps built on pilings. When salmon begin to run they are caught in the nets. The fish are emptied from the nets, transferred to the holds of a tender, and taken to the cannery. The last section shows the processing of the fish after they arrive at the cannery. They are taken from the tender's holds to a fishhouse by means of a conveyer. At the fishhouse they are cleaned and sorted. They are then floated in water troughs to the cannery. A short sequence indicates the methods used to assemble cans from partially manufactured stock. Sharp knives cut the fish into sections, which disappear into a filling machine to emerge later packed in open cans. From the filler the cans travel on belts to a clincher where they are hermetically sealed. They are placed on trays, wheeled to a retort, and cooked under high pressure. Later the cans are cooled, labeled, boxed, and loaded in ships' holds to be carried to world markets...' Public domain film from the Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_salmon_fishery Alaska did not always have healthy stocks of salmon. The salmon catch grew rapidly with the expansion of the cannery capacity through 1920. This led to over fishing, which resulted in such low salmon stocks that President Eisenhower declared Alaska a federal disaster area in 1953. In fact, in 1959, statewide harvests totaled only about 25 million salmon, which is less than 20% of current sustained production... the inexorable entry of more technological fishing gear coincided with further decline to record low levels in 1972. This decline helped promote the enclosure of the salmon fishery in 1973 under a limited entry permit system. Since then the catch has rebounded to near-record levels due to Alaska’s salmon management... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon_cannery
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The Big Picture - Alaska: The Outpost State
 
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Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-big-picture-alaska-outpost-state-2569687.pdf CREATED BY Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. DATES: (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984 ) CREATOR TYPE: Most Recent USE RESTRICTIONS STATUS: Restricted - Possibly USE RESTRICTIONS NOTE: Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property right restrictions. URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018C5B4Y NOTE: A DVD of this film can be ordered from our partner, Amazon.com/NATIONALARCHIVES. A DVD of this film is ALSO available for viewing and copying free of charge in the NARA Research Room in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD. SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: 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 one-fifth the size of the continental United States, it boasts of modern cities, progressive schools, rich mineral and game resources and booming industries that have already returned our original purchasing price many times over. THE BIG PICTURE highlights Alaska's colorful early years of the Klondike Gold Rush, through its repulsion of a Japanese invasion during World War II, up to its admittance to statehood. The film presentation then defines Alaska's strategic value in military affairs which in recent years has grown to vital importance to national defense. With its original owner, Russia, just fifty-six miles from Alaska's border, it can truly be called the "Guardian of our Northern Frontier" and America's "Outpost State." FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=2569687
Why Russia Sold Alaska? - History of Alaska | Unknown & Shocking Facts
 
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Story of Alaska Surprising facts of Alaska Why Russia Sold Alaska - History of Alaska | Unknown & Shocking Facts
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