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Q: Who signed the treaty to purchase Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million in 1867?
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When was Alaska Purchased from Russia?

Alaska was purchased from Russia by the US in 1867 for 7.2 million dollars. It was originally offered to the United States in 1859, but the purchase was delayed by the US Civil War. The territory of Alaska became a US state in 1959.


Who signed the purchase of Alaska from Russia?

William H. Seward, Secretary of State.


Was the treaty to purchase Alaska signed in the US or Alaska?

Well, Alaska is part of the US. The treaty was, however, signed outside of Alaska.


Who old has Alaska been own by US?

US Secretary of State, William H. Seward signed a treaty with Russia agreeing to purchase Alaska on 3/30/1867. The president at the time was Johnson (NOT the one during Vietnam!). The purchase price was $7.2 million dollars - about 2 cents per acre and at the time it was referred to as "SEWARD'S FOLLY". Sentiments changed with the discovery of gold in the KLONDIKE.


What is the date when US buys Alaska from Russia?

The treaty was signed at 4 o'clock in the morning of March 30, 1867


What is Alaska known for?

Perhaps its purchase history! Read the following for more information: Russia offered to sell Alaska to the United States in 1859, believing the United States would off-set the designs of Russia's greatest rival in the Pacific, Great Britain. The looming U.S. Civil War delayed the sale, but after the war, Secretary of State William Seward quickly took up a renewed Russian offer and on March 30, 1867, agreed to a proposal from Russian Minister in Washington, Edouard de Stoeckl, to purchase Alaska for $7.2 million. The Senate approved the treaty of purchase on April 9; President Andrew Johnson signed the treaty on May 28, and Alaska was formally transferred to the United States on October 18, 1867. This purchase ended Russia's presence in North America and ensured U.S. access to the Pacific northern rim.


What did seward's folly do?

Secretary of State William H. Seward signed the 1867 treaty to purchase Alaska from Russia. Opposition referred to it as Seward's Folly or Seward's Icebox, as no value was seen at the time. The Klondike gold rush occurred later, in 1896.


When was the treaty for The Louisiana Purchase signed?

In 1803 for 15 million by Napoleon and Thomas Jefferson hope it helped :)


When did William seward buy Alaska?

"The purchase agreement was signed by Seward on March, 30, 1867, and approved by the U.S. Senate May 27, 1867. President Andrew Johnson signed the final treaty the following day and the transfer was made Oct. 18, 1867, in Sitka." http://fairbanks-alaska.com/alaska-history.htm


How did Alaska get their statehood?

Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a paper and Alaska became a state.


When did Thomas Jefferson authorize Robert Livingston to offer 10 million for new Orleans and west Florida?

The US signed the treaty to make the Louisiana Purchase, including Florida, on May 2, 1803. The price paid to Napoleon was $11.25 Million dollars.


Who signed the Brest Litovsk Treaty?

Russia and Germany signed ( it was a peace treaty between the two countries ) taking russia out of the war