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Russia economy was going down so they had to sell it to make more money and they got their country expanded and now it is the biggest country in the world
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 …other parties were involved. The Senate approved the treaty on April 9, 1867. (On June 20, 1867, the Russians also ratified the treaty.) In July, 1868, the House of Representatives finally agreed to pay the money. The Secretary of the Treasury actually signed the check on August 11th, 1868. The real purchaser, though, was the United States of America, meaning the Government on behalf of the People.
A US that had almost doubled its area and a Russia free North America.
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…d carried out by William Seward, the U.S. Secretary of State (first under Lincoln, then under Andrew Johnson). Critics of the move ridiculed it as "Seward's Folly" and "Seward's Icebox".
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 "…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.
1 million = 1000 thousand 7.2 * 1000 = 7200 ■
Why might some people 1867 have looked upon the purchase of Alaska for 7.2 million dollars as a foolish use of money how would people feel today?
Back in 1867 people thought Alaska was a waste of money because they thought it has no resources, but after the discovery of gold and oil, people today are happy to except Ala…ska as a state. PEACE OUT
Secretary Of State: William H. Seward
5 million is 5,000,000 1 billion is 1000,000,000 7.2 billion is 7,200,000,000 Hence (5000000/7200000000) x 100 = (5/7200) x 100 = 5/72 = 0.0694444
7,200,000 = 7.2 x 10^6