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The Alaska Purchase was the United States' acquisition of Alaska from the Russian Empire. The treaty was ratified by the US Senate and signed by President Andrew Johnson. Russia wanted to sell its Alaskan territory, fearing that it might be seized if war broke out with the United Kingdom.
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