POSSESSION OF ALASKA ON THIS DAY IN 1867

See the source image

On October 18, 1867, the U.S. formally took possession of Alaska
after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less
than two cents an acre. Indigenous peoples settled the unforgiving territory thousands of years earlier.

The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice
the size of
Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward,
the enthusiastically expansionist secretary of state under President
Andrew Johnson.

See the source image
William Henry Seward (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872)

See the source image
Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845)

Jackson served as the seventh president of the United States
from 1829 to 1837.

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,HISTORY,President and have No Comments

Place your comment

Please fill your data and comment below.
Name
Email
Website
Your comment

*