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30/03/1867 US agrees with Russia to buy Alaska for $7.2 million

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Russia Gave Us a Discount on Alaska

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POLITICO's #ThrowbackThursday: Purchase of Alaska

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How Powerful Is Alaska?

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Alaska: The Outpost State | Documentary Film on Alaska | History of the United States of America

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What Happened to the Russian Settlers in Early Alaska? Modern People of Alaska

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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    • American ownership 

    • Transfer ceremony 

    • Aftermath 

    • Financial return 

    • Alaska Day 

    • Alleged Russian offer to House of Liechtenstein