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Several states, such as Arizona, were part of territories that also formed other states (Arizona was part of the New Mexico territory, and Washington part of the Oregon territory).

However, only four states have been created from existing states. West Virginia and Kentucky were both split off from Virginia: Kentucky in 1790 and West Virginia during the Civil War. Most of Tennessee consists of areas once part of North Carolina, which were split into the Southwest Territory from 1790 to 1796. The state of Vermont was originally claimed by both New Hampshire and New York. Its residents established an independent republic from 1777 to 1791, when it became the 14th US state.

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Q: What was once a part of Russia before it was sold to the US?
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Which of the U.S. states was part of Russia before being sold to the US?

That was rented and Russia didn't got the payment. The land is Alaska.


What is the small separate part of Russia called?

Confusing - what do you mean by the 'small, separate part'? Until about 1860, Alaska (obviously separated from the rest of Russia by sea) was part of Russia, then it was sold to the USA.


What territory or area that is now part of the US was viewed as not profitable by the country that sold it?

Russia sold Alaska to the US because Russia did not think the area was profitable.


What state in the US is very close to Russia?

Alaska,because Alaska was once apart of the Russian country.But then Russia sold Alaska to the U.S.


Why is Alaska located in Canada but owned by the us?

Before Canada existed as a nation, Alaska was owned by Russia. Russia then sold Alaska to the United States.


Where did the US acquire most of its western territory?

France sold the northwest as part of the Louisiana Purchase, Mexico sold Texas to California, and Russia had prior ownership to Alaska.


How many times was Joseph sold before he got Egypt?

he was sold once by the ishmealites after his brothers threw him in the pit


What state of US was once part of Russia?

ALASKA was once sovereign Russian territory before being sold to the United States in 1867 for $4 million dollars. At the time, the deal was called "Seward's Folly", since it was believed that Secretary Seward made an egregious mistake in buying Alaska. However, Alaska has since revealed itself to have massive gold and petroleum resources that make its acquisition worthwhile.


What caused Russia to be part of World War 2?

Hitler sold Stalin on the idea that together they could control/ rule the world.


What US state was once a part of Russia?

ALASKA was once sovereign Russian territory before being sold to the United States in 1867 for $4 million dollars. At the time, the deal was called "Seward's Folly", since it was believed that Secretary Seward made an egregious mistake in buying Alaska. However, Alaska has since revealed itself to have massive gold and petroleum resources that make its acquisition worthwhile.


When Russia sold Alaska to America did the Russians want it back?

After they realized they had sold it for such a low price then yes they did. Russia sold Alaska to America in 1867 for 7.2 million dollars.


What the highest peak in Canada?

It was Mount McKinley until Russia sold it to the USA and ended any possible British claim to that part of the North.