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Why did Alaska cost 7.2 million?

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In 2010 dollars that would be about 111 million dollars but even so it was a very good purchase since it also cleared title to contested lands in Washington and Oregon and it took Russia out of North America.
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Who Purchased Alaska for 7.2 million?

William Seward, then Secretary of States of the United States, negotiated the price and and signed the treaty, on March 30, 1867. He is often credited as the "purchaser," but

Who purchased Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million?

The United States of America purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30th, 1867. The land was sold for approximately 2 cents per acre. The purchase was negotiated an

What was Alaska called when you brought it for 7.2 million dollars?

The name "Alaska" (Аляска) was already introduced in the Russian colonial time, when it was used only for the peninsula and is derived from the Aleut alaxsxaq, meaning "