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The Alaska Purchase Explained
 
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Here's the story of how the United States acquired Alaska. If you like these Story Time videos, please subscribe to my podcast! http://iammrbeat.podomatic.com. Music by Electric Needle Room. http://www.electricneedleroom.com. All images in the public domain. The decision to buy Alaska from Russia in 1867 has mostly been considered a good deal for the United States. The U.S. bought Alaska for $7.2 million, which in 2015 dollars is actually $180.5 million, and that still sounds like a good deal when you consider that the state produces $10s of billions of dollars worth of goods and services every year. However, at least one economist may disagree with that claim that it was actually a good deal. Here’s the story of the Alaska Purchase Once upon a time, there was a country called Russia that grew and expanded its empire across the North American continent. From 1733 to 1867, Russia colonized as far south as modern-day California and two ports in Hawaii. Their North American settlements were called Russian America. However, in 1856, Russia was broke and weakened after the Crimean War, and they also feared that Russian America might be an easy target for the increasing British settlers in British Columbia in any future war that might break out. Resources available there were increasingly less profitable, and plus, hardly any Russians lived there anyway. Therefore, they looked to get rid of Russian America by selling it to the United States. The American Civil War delayed the sale, but after the war ended, U.S. Secretary of State William Seward met in Washington with Russian Minister Eduard de Stoeckl to negotiate a deal. After staying up all night negotiating, the two agreed to a deal, signing a treaty at 4 a.m. on March 30, 1867, with the United States buying the territory for $7.2 million, or about 2 cents per acre. (50 cents an acre in today’s money due to inflation). The Senate approved the purchase on April 9th, and President Andrew Johnson signed the treaty on May 28th. Americans chose to call the area Alaska, an Aleut name. The land, an area over twice the size of Texas, officially joined the country on October 18, 1867. Some people were angry and in shock. These critics of the purchase of Alaska even famously called it “Seward’s Folly,” or “Seward’s Icebox,” basically saying that was a lot of money to spend for an area with not much to offer. They argued no one would be able to move there and it’d also be hard to control and defend, being so far away. Yet other Americans said it was a wise move, not just for the potential resources hidden there but for the potential to next try to take over British Columbia. After the purchase, pretty much all of the Russians who lived in Alaska moved back to Russia. Not many Americans lived there either. That is, until Joe Juneau discovered gold there in 1880, and Americans finally began to migrate there. Later they came for the oil, and today Alaska is a very desirable place for many Americans to live, so much more than just an “icebox.” Was the purchase of Alaska really a good deal, or did Seward actually get ripped off? For the past 125 years or so, most people have agreed that it was a very good deal. However, in 2009, David Barker, an economist at Iowa University, shook things up when he made the controversial claim that challenged that narrative. Barker claimed that the Alaska purchase wasn’t really that good of deal after all, and that the economic benefits from Alaska could have been there for the United States without having to control it all along. Ultimately, though, I see Alaska joining the United States as a fantastic thing. Without that happening, we likely today wouldn’t have one of my favorite shows on television- Alaska State Troopers. For that, we thank you, William Seward.
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Alaskan Heritage 1967 US Department of Defense; 100th Anniversary of Alaska Purchase
 
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Alaska History & Travel Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL347ED3ECF3455A38 more at http://news.quickfound.net/cities/fairbanks.html 'HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF ALASKA WITH FOCUS ON ROLE OF U.S. ARMED FORCES, PRESENT-DAY STATUS AND STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE AS SHE CELEBRATES HER CENTENNIAL.' DOD film AMFR-663 Originally a public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Alaska Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ United States Army Alaska (USARAK or "America's Arctic Warriors") is a military command of the United States Army located in the state of Alaska, USA. A subordinate command of the United States Army Pacific, USARAK is the ground element of the Alaskan Command. USARAK is headquartered at Fort Richardson... The 1950s: USARAL The Army established the Yukon Command at Ladd Air Force Base as a component of the U.S. Army Alaska (USARAL) with the mission of point defense of U.S. military installations north of the Alaska Range. Consequently, infantry and anti-aircraft units comprised most of the Army presence at Ladd AFB during the 1950s. Elements of the 4th Regimental Combat Team arrived at Ladd AFB in 1950, and the 1st Battle Group, 9th "Manchu" Infantry Regiment took its place in 1956. At some time by December, 1957, the 1st Battle Group, 9th "Manchu" Infantry was split between Ladd AFB and Eilson AFB, with the headquarters being at Eilson AFB and some of the line companies (C Company, for one) remaining at Ladd AFB. That configuration remained until at least December, 1959. The 4th AAA Group was stationed at Ladd until 1958. In 1959, a NIKE battalion equipped with nuclear-capable Nike Hercules surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) took over the interior defense mission... 1993 onwards: USARAK The command was activated after the Department of the Army's decision in March 1993 to inactivate the 6th Infantry Division (Light), which was then the principal Army unit in Alaska. United States Army Alaska commands two brigade combat teams, an Engineer Brigade, an NCO Academy, the US Army's Northern Warfare Training Center (NWTC), and the United States Army garrisons in Alaska... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent. Bordering the state to the east is the Canadian Yukon Territory and the province of British Columbia, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia (specifically, Siberia) further west across the Bering Strait. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's 731,449 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the oil, natural gas, and fishing industries, resources which it has in abundance... Although it had been occupied for thousands of years by indigenous peoples, from the 18th century onward, European powers considered the territory of Alaska ripe for exploitation. The United States purchased Alaska from Russia on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million ($121 million adjusted for inflation) at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km²). The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912. It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959...
Views: 2394 Jeff Quitney
Alaskan Heritage {US Department of Defense; 100th Anniversary Of Alaska Purchase} (1967)
 
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United States Department Of Defense Presents: Armed Forces Information And Education, Department Of Defense. Produced By Hearst Metrotone New, Inc. Alaskan Heritage {US Department of Defense; 100th Anniversary Of Alaska Purchase} (1967) History And Development Of Alaska With The Focus On The Role Of US Armed Forces, Of That Present Day Status And Strategic Importance As She Celebrates Her Centennial Birthday. US Department Of Defense Film AMFR-663 Originally A Public Domain Film From The US National Film Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_S... United States Army Alaska (USARAK or "America's Arctic Warriors") is a military command of the United States Army located in the state of Alaska, USA. A subordinate command of the United States Army Pacific, USARAK is the ground element of the Alaskan Command. USARAK is headquartered at Fort Richardson... The 1950's: USARAL The Army established the Yukon Command at Ladd Air Force Base as a component of the U.S. Army Alaska (USARAL) with the mission of point defense of U.S. military installations north of the Alaska Range. Consequently, infantry and anti-aircraft units comprised most of the Army presence at Ladd AFB during the 1950's. Elements of the 4th Regimental Combat Team arrived at Ladd AFB in 1950, and the 1st Battle Group, 9th "Manchu" Infantry Regiment took its place in 1956. At some time by December, 1957, the 1st Battle Group, 9th "Manchu" Infantry was split between Ladd AFB and Eilson AFB, with the headquarters being at Eilson AFB and some of the line companies (C Company, for one) remaining at Ladd AFB. That configuration remained until at least December, 1959. The 4th AAA Group was stationed at Ladd until 1958. In 1959, a NIKE battalion equipped with nuclear-capable Nike Hercules surface-to-air missiles (SAM's) took over the interior defense mission... 1993 onwards: USARAK The command was activated after the Department of the Army's decision in March 1993 to inactivate the 6th Infantry Division (Light), which was then the principal Army unit in Alaska. United States Army Alaska commands two brigade combat teams, an Engineer Brigade, an NCO Academy, the US Army's Northern Warfare Training Center (NWTC), and the United States Army garrisons in Alaska... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent. Bordering the state to the east is the Canadian Yukon Territory and the province of British Columbia, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia (specifically, Siberia) further west across the Bering Strait. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's 731,449 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the oil, natural gas, and fishing industries, resources which it has in abundance... Although it had been occupied for thousands of years by indigenous peoples, from the 18th century onward, European powers considered the territory of Alaska ripe for exploitation. The United States purchased Alaska from Russia on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million ($121 million adjusted for inflation) at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km²). The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912. It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.
Views: 15 Steven McCulloch
"The Alaska Purchase" Lecture by Dr. Lee Farrow 01.19.2017
 
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The American Center presents "The Alaska Purchase" lecture given by Dr. Lee Farrow, author and professor. Took place at the American Center on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Video taken by AMC Volunteer, Nick Simankov.
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What Happened to the Russian Settlers in Early Alaska? Modern People of Alaska
 
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What happened to the Russian settlers that settled in early Alaska? Today, we're going to discuss the modern and historic people that live in the US state of Alaska, and how they came to be there. Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the early Russian colonization of Alaska, and how their rule affected the state today. Thanks for watching! And thanks to everyone for supporting the channel and liking the video! Special thanks to my Patreon supporters who make these videos possible! Michael S. Recho B. Tarkan S. Keyuri P. Kyle R. Black CR. Kelvin M. RHZ Avinash Chowdhary
Views: 580617 Masaman
Alaska Purchase
 
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The Alaska Purchase was the acquisition of Russian America by the United States from the Russian Empire in the year 1867 by a treaty ratified by the U.S. Senate. Russia wanted to sell its Alaskan territory, fearing that it might be seized if war broke out with Britain. Russia's primary activity in the territory had been fur trade and missionary work among the Native Alaskans. With the purchase of Alaska, the United States added 586,412 square miles (1,518,800 km2) of new territory. Reactions to the purchase in the United States were mixed, with opponents calling it "Seward's Folly", feeling that U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward, the primary American negotiator, got the worst of the bargain. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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US History: Gadsden Purchase
 
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On 1853 United States got new territory.
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Purchase of Alaska
 
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A 5 minute clip illustrating the sale of Alaska to the United States. All information was read in An American Pageant or on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchase_of_Alaska. Any constructive criticism is welcome.
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INFORMUCATE HISTORY GUIDE: ALASKA PURCHASE
 
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http://www.informucate.com/fast-fact-videos/history Informucate History Guides give you the fast facts on thousands of important events in US and world history. Fast, fun, and informative, our short videos are the easiest way to learn about the events that shaped our world. Learn something new today, and impress your friends with your vast knowledge of history: http://www.informucate.com/fast-fact-videos/history Is there a historical event you want us to cover? Found a mistake? Send us a message on Facebook or Tweet us https://www.facebook.com/informucate https://twitter.com/informucate
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Alaskan purchase documentary
 
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Alaskan purchase project
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The Alaskan Purchase
 
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Credits: Thanks to Nate, Andy, and Ayan. Sandoval PM
Views: 64 Andy Lu (000AndLu)
The Alaskan Purchase
 
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Alaskan Purchase
 
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this took me 14 tries to even get this right
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Alaska Purchase
 
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How To Claim FREE LAND In America!
 
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Jon discusses the United States Homestead Act, and the remaining places in America where you can still claim "free land"/.. unfortunately though, there is a catch. CNBC Article on "free land" -- http://bit.ly/jqNHFq Mor e info on our road trip, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJDq8TH3GFE ~~ The World According To Jon ~~ Be informed, entertained, and possibly even offended, as Jon showcases a recent event, story, or review and shares his opinionated view of the world with you, by way of an unfiltered, and often brutally honest stream-of-consciousness. New videos usually uploaded at least once a week. Born in February 1986, Jonathan Paula is a professional YouTuber and co-creator of "Is It A Good Idea To Microwave This?". In April 2006 he founded Jogwheel Productions, a new media production company that specializes in web video. Jon graduated from Emerson College in 2008 with a degree in Television Production / Radio Broadcasting. He currently lives in Rockingham, NH with his wife Rebecca. ~~ Jon's World Shows ~~ Jon's Adventure Vlog -------- http://bit.ly/JAVShow World According To Jon ---- http://bit.ly/WATJShow Game Time --------------------- http://bit.ly/JPGTShow Other "Jon" Content --------- http://bit.ly/JONShow ~~ Other Channels ~~ Jogwheel (Main channel) -- http://bit.ly/Jogwheel Movie Night Archive --------- http://bit.ly/JPMNYT The Microwave Show ------- http://bit.ly/TMSArchive uStream Live Shows -------- http://bit.ly/JogLive ~~ Social Media & Merch ~~ Twitter ---------------------------- http://bit.ly/JonTW Facebook ----------------------- http://bit.ly/JonFBFan Instagram ----------------------- http://bit.ly/JonInsta Patreon -------------------------- http://bit.ly/JonPatreon Letterboxd ---------------------- http://bit.ly/JonLetterboxd T-Shirts -------------------------- http://bit.ly/JogStore ~~ Technical Credits ~~ Created by ------ Jonathan Paula Camera ---------- Panasonic HMC-150 Microphone ----- Sennheiser ME 66 Software --------- Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Computer ------- http://bit.ly/JonPaulaPC • Jogwheel Productions © 2011 • ~
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When did the US purchase Alaska?
 
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http://ChaseSwift.net When did the US purchase Alaska? The US purchased Alaska on March 30, 1867. when did the us purchase alaska https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqKWvnZmvM8
Views: 247 Chase Swift
The Alaska Purchase in a nutshell
 
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The Alaska Purchase explained by Spongebob.
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Alaska Purchase
 
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Video Software we use: https://amzn.to/2KpdCQF Ad-free videos. You can support us by purchasing something through our Amazon-Url, thanks :) The Alaska Purchase was the United States' acquisition of Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867 by a treaty ratified by the United States 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.Russia's primary activities in the territory had been fur trade and missionary work among the Native Alaskans.The land added 586,412 square miles of new territory to the United States.Reactions to the purchase in the United States were mostly positive; some opponents called it "Seward's Folly" , while many others praised the move for weakening both Britain and Russia as rivals to American commercial expansion in the Pacific region. ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- About the author(s): Edouard de Stoeckl and William H. Seward License: Public domain ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- This channel is dedicated to make Wikipedia, one of the biggest knowledge databases in the world available to people with limited vision. Article available under a Creative Commons license Image source in video
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Charles and Cande tell us about their planned trip to Alaska
 
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We spent the afternoon with Charles and Cande in Riviera Texas talking about our RV plans and their trip to Alaska this summer. They have purchased a new Escape 21' trailer that they will pick up at the manufacturer in Canada and hit the Alaska/Canadian highway this May. I think you will enjoy their story as you hear them tell it. We are thinking about a trip through Canada and Alaska in 2019 and if you are interested in traveling up North, meeting up along the way and maybe sharing a campfire every now and then as we cross paths in Alaska put a comment below and we will see just what comes of it all. Going our separate ways to see different areas then meeting up occasionally at capmgrounds to share what we all have seen and done might add an extra layer to the adventure. Share your thoughts if you are potentially interested or send us an email at [email protected] We are an Amazon Affiliate and receive a small commission if you purchase any items on Amazon through the link below at no additional cost to you. http://amzn.to/2F02GKo
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October 18th: Purchase of Alaska | U.S. Money Reserve
 
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On this day in 1867, the U.S. took possession of Alaska. Since just a few years after acquiring the territory from Russia, #Gold mining has been a major industry and reason for exploration in the state. Connect with U.S. Money Reserve Online Check out our website: https://www.usmoneyreserve.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UsMoneyReserveInc Twitter: https://twitter.com/usmoneyreserve?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usmoneyreserve/?hl=en Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108586387150697489288
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Alaska Purchase
 
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By Lucia, Harjit, Oziyah, and Ryan.
Alaska Prepper: 23 Min Wake Up Call: "U.S. Can't Default Because We Can Print Money"
 
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Views: 259 Alaska Prepper
The Purchase of Alaska-Documentary CCSA (04:21)
 
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Documentary about the purchase of alaska
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POLITICO's #ThrowbackThursday: Purchase of Alaska
 
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It was this week in 1867 that the U.S. took possession of Alaska from Russia. Under President Andrew Johnson and Secretary William Seward, the purchase was $7.2 million or less than two cents an acre. James Hohmann with POLITICO's #ThrowbackThursday.
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Alaska Purchase
 
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Some deals are worth making.
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Intro to alaska purchase
 
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Alaska Purchase
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Alaska Purchase!: Victoria 2 /gsg/ Vickymod America Playthrough #35
 
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After the long wait. Here is a new Victoria 2 Playthrough as this time i'm playing America on the /gsg/ Vickymod! 1st time playing this mod & the 1st time i'll be playing the US in full. Will i prevent the Civil War? Will i lead America to be the #1 Power by the end? Will have to find out! Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/Thunder103093 My Site http://timhornsblog.my-free.website/ My DailyMotion Page http://www.dailymotion.com/Tim-Horn
Views: 116 Tim Horn
TDIHistory; The Alaska Purchase (March 30, 1867)
 
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Facing a quick need for cash and a desire to stick it to the British Russia sells Alaska to the United States for 2 cents an acre. This Day In History is dedicated to quickly learning something new and interesting that happened on this day in history!
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The Big Picture - Alaska: The Outpost State
 
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Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-big-picture-alaska-outpost-state-2569687.pdf CREATED BY Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. DATES: (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984 ) CREATOR TYPE: Most Recent USE RESTRICTIONS STATUS: Restricted - Possibly USE RESTRICTIONS NOTE: Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property right restrictions. URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018C5B4Y NOTE: A DVD of this film can be ordered from our partner, Amazon.com/NATIONALARCHIVES. A DVD of this film is ALSO available for viewing and copying free of charge in the NARA Research Room in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD. SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: The original release sheet reads: When Alaska was acquired by Secretary of State Seward almost a century ago for seven million dollars, it was promptly dubbed "Seward's Folly" or "Seward's Icebox." Even up to the present day, many Americans consider their newest sister state as a barren rock covered with crushing ice and constantly at sub-zero temperature. Alaska is a rugged land to be sure, but, as this week's THE BIG PICTURE points out, she will prove a valuable star in our nation's flag. An area one-fifth the size of the continental United States, it boasts of modern cities, progressive schools, rich mineral and game resources and booming industries that have already returned our original purchasing price many times over. THE BIG PICTURE highlights Alaska's colorful early years of the Klondike Gold Rush, through its repulsion of a Japanese invasion during World War II, up to its admittance to statehood. The film presentation then defines Alaska's strategic value in military affairs which in recent years has grown to vital importance to national defense. With its original owner, Russia, just fifty-six miles from Alaska's border, it can truly be called the "Guardian of our Northern Frontier" and America's "Outpost State." FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=2569687
Story Time with Aunt Phil, Alaska Purchase Myth
 
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One hundred and fifty years ago this week, a ceremony held in Sitka transferred Alaska from Russia to the United States. The agreed-upon purchase price of $7.2 million and had been paid earlier in the year. But in this segment of Alaska Story Time with Aunt Phil, author/historian Laurel Downing Bill shares how some people thought there was something fishy about that payment. This episode first aired on CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA Channel 11 Daybreak on Oct. 5, 2017. It didn’t take long after the American flag replaced the Russian flag on Oct. 18 for conspiracy theorists to start speculating that America had not paid that full amount for what some called “Seward’s Icebox.” Many people thought that the United States government was involved in a cover-up that involved a political payoff to the Russians. The amount of money paid to Russia by America is a fact. The check was indeed issued for $7.2 million. But some people thought that the actual purchase price of Alaska was much less and that the check issued included a payment to Russia for sending its naval fleet to the East and West coasts during the American Civil War. In 1939, historian Marriette Shaw Pilgrim wrote that during the Civil War, Great Britain and France threatened to recognize the Southern Confederacy and disregard the blockade imposed by the North. So the Czar of Russia sent the Russian navy to put on a friendly demonstration in both New York and San Francisco ports in 1863. Pilgrim concluded that Alaska only cost around $1.4 million and the balance of that big check was a payoff to the Russians. Research into this matter found that this was a widely held conspiracy theory at the time. But the truth is that America wanted to buy Alaska well before the Civil War and approached Russian officials with an offer of $5 million in December 1859. A few months later, Russian officials replied that the offer was too low but an inventory of assets in their northern colony was underway and once they had an idea of its value they would be in “a condition to treat.” The Russian American Company’s capital, mostly consisting of furs, goods, real estate and sea-going vessels, tallied up to $4.4 as of early 1860. So had American again offered the Russians $5 million, it is possible they would have accepted the deal. But the American Civil war broke out so negotiations were put on hold until 1867. Later research into Russian archives revealed that European powers were edging closer to war over Polish independence and Czar Alexander II, knowing that his meager naval fleet was weak, decided to send it to America to prey on British and French commerce to keep it safe from attack. The unintended consequence of the fleet coming to America is that it boosted Union morale and made the British and French think twice about openly recognizing the Confederacy. http://www.ktva.com/daybreak/ http://www.AuntPhilsTrunk.com http://www.Facebook.com/LaurelDowning Bill https://youtu.be/RNhFjmSLOHA LaurelDowningBillAuntPhil
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The U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867
 
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How such an obscure purchase could have such a major impact
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Heritage of Alaska Episode 1: The Purchase of Alaska
 
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The Heritage of Alaska series, a weekly television and radio program created by Elmer Rasmuson, and hosted by Elmer Rasmuson and Roger Laubeand, aired in 1968. The series, with 36, five-minute episodes, highlighted various Alaskan subjects in history, art, and literature. National Bank of Alaska sponsored the program. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/Hr42/
Story Time with Aunt Phil: Alaska Purchase Myth
 
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Original air date: October 12, 2017.
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The Purchase of Alaska
 
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Made for my Digital Media class. This was my first time using MovieMaker, and I can only imagine getting better at it. Hope it's informative. Special thanks to my awesome wife for the narration!
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Alaskan Purchase and Major Events Afterward Documentary!
 
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This is my first documentary that I feel proud to show you guys! This was for a school project, and I added some humor into it and I really tried my very best on this. It was a lot of fun, and I will make more documentaries in the future, but they be local and in the current time because I want to go places, meet people, and interview people, so I believe it would be better. HOPE YOU ENJOY DA VIDEO! Some of the free stock footage I got was from the website http://www.videezy.com/free-video/alaska, and I typed in Alaska. Here are the ones I used with this documentary... -A Small Group of Caribou Sit By A Stream In Alaska 4k -Wrangell St. Elias National Park HD Stock Footage -A Lake Sits Beneath an Icy Glacier in Alaska 4K -Reindeer Grazing in Alaska 4K -Alaskan Landscapes from Above Free HD Video Other free stock footage I used... Bald Eagle in Tree= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ8GYGMlUzI -Old Film template= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTNOb8i_N5g -Nome underwater gold mining= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4S6sT9Qixo - Slow Mo U.S. dollars falling= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXN2WcNEiEE -Heavy Mechains gold mining= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dqWTapAInA -Scuba Diving for gold= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmxVE4Nhkc0 -The Risks of Drilling in Alaska's Arctic Ocean= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwCbWPR7VK8 - Smokestack= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiLZQFX4wA4 The wind mill footage is mine. (i'm proud of it, though the stabilzien is not the best) The music used in this documentary is not mine. It belongs to Jelsonic on the freemusicacrhive. 1st song= “Another Brilliant Age”= http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jelsonic/Various_Moods_II/jelsonic-another-brilliant-age 2nd song= Seasong= http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jelsonic/Various_Moods_II/jelsonic-seasong
Views: 657 TherekoftheT
Which US President Signed The Treaty To Purchase Alaska From Russia?
 
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The alaska purchase is also known as ' seward's icebox' or 'seward's folly' because the united states secretary of state, william henry seward, purchased from russia for $7. Seward and russian envoy baron edouard de stoeckl signed the treaty of cession. President andrew johnson signed the treaty on may 28secretary of state william h. There are two versions of the story how u. With a stroke of pen, tsar alexander ii had ceded alaska, his country's last remaining foothold in north america, to the united states 20 nov 2015 russian tsar, ii, signed an equivalent ratification. It was called seward's folly because the united states secretary of state, william seward, purchased alaska from russia for $7. Russia wanted to sell its alaskan territory, fearing that it might be seized if war broke out with the united kingdom senate approved treaty of purchase on april 9; President andrew johnson signed may 28, and alaska was formally transferred states october 18, 1867. Treaty with russia for the purchase of alaska primary documents a look back at original cnnpolitics cnn. The treaty was ratified by the u. For three decades on march 30, 1867, the united states reached an agreement to purchase alaska from russia for a price of $7. Sthe united states purchased alaska from russia for $7. However, the sale was delayed as u. Seward's bargain the alaska purchase from russia. #8220;Seward's folly or seward's icebox the alaska purchase governing alaska. Russia had been interested in selling alaska for a number of years. And signed by president andrew johnson. The alaska purchase was the united states' acquisition of from russian empire on march 30, 1867, by a treaty ratified states senate, and signed president andrew johnson. Formally takes possession of alaska after purchasing the territory from russia for $7. Takes possession of alaska oct 18, 1867 history takes todaythe purchase map, facts and for kids american seward's folly historama. Seward, signed a treaty with the russian minister, baron edouard de stoeckl, to conclude what was perhaps shrewdest purchase in history alaska, 586,400 square miles of land, furs, fish, timber, minerals and goldjust two 13 okt 2016. Seward signed the treaty with russia acquiring more than 580,000 square miles for approximately 2 cents per acre. March 30, 1867, signing of the land treaty between u. He was committed to the spread of american influence throughout pacific as a means enhancing nation's trade and military standing. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, alaskan purchase was ridiculed in congress and press as seward's folly, icebox, president andrew johnson's polar bear garden. After the war, on march 30, 1867, secr
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When Did We Purchase Alaska And Hawaii?
 
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Acquisition of alaska and hawaii by on prezi. Why was acquiring alaska & hawaii beneficial to the u. Beginning in 1725, when russian czar peter the great 8 jan 2014 how did we acquire hawaii? Alaska vitus bering, a danish explorer working for russians, and alexei chirikov discovered mainland of alaska 1741. The possession of this russian territory can give us neither honor, wealth nor as alaskawhat did the alaska purchase return? Suppose that united states had never purchased. Sonce citizenship was granted, statehood the only way for people to attain equal rights under constitution. Us state history for kids ducksters. Was the alaska purchase a good deal? News releases. Government approved statehood for hawaii, and in june the hawaiian definition alaska purchase was made by united states of america from russia 1867. Gadsden purchase the southern portions of arizona and new mexico were gained from gadsden in 1853. Alaska was purchased from russia for $7. Alhough the russian government did not want to lose. To overcome russia offered to sell alaska the us in 1859, believing that if purchased it then would throw of russia's greatest rival pacific, britain purchase (1867), acquisition by united states from 586412 square miles (1518800 km) land at northwestern tip north on march 29, 1867, stoeckl and seward completed draft a treaty ceding russian america states, was signed early territory statehood hawaii topics chronicling (newspaper current periodical reading room, library congress). The alaska purchase is also known as ' seward's icebox' or 'seward's folly' because the united states secretary of state, william henry seward, purchased from fact 5 why did russia sell alaska? . Seward in 1867 and hawaii was annexed 1898. The alaska purchase map, facts and history for kids. The only problem was the us planters did not want to pay high tariffs on sugar, and queen in hawaii also own land. The purchase was supported by secretary of state william seward. Alaska and hawaii the last two states to join union were alaska. Million and hawaii agreed to join the united states as 50th state in 1959 purchased alaska from russia on august 1, 1867 for. When louisiana, alaska and hawaii became territories the people were not u. The contry wanted to sell alaska because? They didnt want great britian get it. However i recall eating breakfast, listening to the radio, and hearing governor announce 'we are now a state'. What was their immediately before hawaii achieved statehood in 1959, it a territory of the us. Alaska's purchase from russia was negotiated by secretary of state william h. However, seward was vindicated when gold and oil 14 mar 2017 for instance, russia agreed to the alaska purchase because it experiencing economic problems (which came about as weakened prof
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The 150th Anniversary of  the Alaska Purchase
 
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July 26, 2017 Discover Alaska lecture by Dermot Cole, Author and Journalist
1909 2¢ William H Seward US Postage Stamp Scott's #370 Alaska Purchase Folly
 
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This stamp is available for sale. Message me on youtube with an offer or you can wait for the eBay auction. Once it sells I'll put the price in the description as well as the date.
How the US really got Alaska
 
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Yes I know that in reality the US purchased Alaska from Russia for over 1 million dollars. Just a short video I decided to do. Like and Subscribe.
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Why Was The Purchase Of Alaska A Good Deal?
 
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Bought for the low price of 7. How could the imperial officials have given up such a choice parcel? Rbth sorts out muddled story of sale alaska get information, facts, and pictures about purchase at encyclopedia. Cents per acre was not a good deal financially? Several factors indicate that it. These officials also feared losing the nearly defenseless colony to great britain, a naval power that had defeated russia in crimean war (1853 1856) and left it ravaged by debt. Seward was laughed at for his willingness 21 apr 2014 in 1867, russia sold the territory of alaska to u. Was the alaska purchase a good deal? News releases. Treaty with russia for the purchase of alaska primary documents ben muse was worth it? . Million dollars, or two cents an acre, the purchase was derided by many as seward's folly. Million, or about two cents per acre, in order to prevent nearby british columbia. If it had not alaska of course has great value to the united states with petroleum and minerals being largest assets. Both sides thought they were getting the better deal. Though the land was rich in natural alaska purchase (1867), acquisition by united states from russia of 586412 square miles (1518800 km) at northwestern tip north american continent, comprising 18 oct 2017 (cnn) wednesday marks 150th anniversary us taking possession following 1867 territory. Is it possible that the purchase of alaska, with all its oil, timber, and other natural resources, for 1. Eduwas the alaska purchase a good deal? Neatorama. Purchase of alaska america's story from library. First, the however, british expressed little interest in buying alaska. The purchase of alaska in 1867 marked the end russian efforts to expand trade and settlements pacific coast north america, became an important step united states rise as a great power asia region. Alaska purchase a good deal? The new york times. Reasons buying alaska miles is a good deal one mile at time. We also paid about half 18 feb 2011 every alaskan student learns the history of acquisition from russians alaska by secretary state william seward in 1867. Fearing another war with britain after the crimean war, russia rushed to sell alaska united states for just $7. The idea of an 'alaska gathered for the ceremony. Alaska purchase facts, information, pictures united states history a look back at the original alaska cnnpolitics cnn. Beginning in 1725, when russian czar peter the great on march 30, 1867, secretary of state william h. Of the most lucrative land deals in history investopedia. In 1859 the russians offered to sell territory united states, hoping that its presence in region would offset plans of russia's greatest regi
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Alaska Purchase
 
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My Reflections on writing a Paper "Purchase of Alaska"
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What Was Sewards Purchase Of Alaska Called Sewards Folly?
 
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Seward's folly alaska kids. Nd open door this lesson discusses the controversial purchase of alaska that was known as seward's folly. Dictionary unabridged based on the random house dictionary, house, inc. Seward's folly facts and history for kids american historama. They said anyone who would want to live there was crazy. Do you think this was too much to pay for a piece of land that mostly unexplored? At the time, critics thought seward crazy and called deal 'seward's folly as american troops took over colonial capital sitka in october 1867, press some members congress raised questions about purchase. Chapter 20 section 1 flashcards seward's folly history & explanation ssqqunited states alaska russia's. Russia had depleted the sea otter for their furs and failed to make timber a viable industry (too many trees still in siberia bc, wa, or ca. Do you think this was too much to pay for a piece of land that mostly unexplored? At the time, critics thought seward crazy and called deal 'seward's folly. The revenge seekers in the north, who opposed president johnson's conciliatory policy toward south, called it 'johnson's polar bear garden'. Now the south blamed seward almost as much they did lincoln for passage of what was called 'slavery amendment' some newspapers particularly horace greeley's new york tribune savaged decision, variously deeming territory seward's icebox, folly, and walrussia. Alaska purchase facts, information, pictures alaska historical society search results. The treaty was called with russia negotiated and signed by secretary of state william seward russian minister to united states edouard de stoeckl. It was expensive and difficult to 28 jul 2017 america's last frontier! on march 30, 1867, the united states agreed purchase alaska from russia for $7. Beberapa lawan menyebutnya 'seward's folly' ('kebodohan seward', ditujukan pada menteri luar negeri william h. William seward was the secretary of state united states at time purchase (1867). This means that he was the one who negotiated treaty. With the first discovery seward's so called folly puppet show (kenai, ak). It was called seward's folly because the united states secretary of state, william seward, purchased alaska from russia for $7. Illustrations will be projected on our 20 foot. Million dollars, about two cents an acre; 'seward's folly' many called it, after secretary of state william ha check for. Define seward's folly at dictionary. The strategic importance of alaska was finally recognized in world war ii. Seward), sementara reactions to the purchase in united states were mostly positive; Some opponents called it 'seward's folly' (after secretary of state
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Alaska purchase 1867, how and why did this happen?
 
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On the 30th March 1867, the USA purchased Alaska from Russia. How did the Russian come to own Alaska? Why did they want to own Alaska? Having owned Alaska why did they want to sell it? Why did they sell it to America and not Canada? Finally why did America want to buy it?
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Alaska Purchase - Michael Munoz & Malkolm Dahl
 
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Short film created by Mike Munoz (12th grade) and Malkolm Dahl (11th grade) on the U.S. acquisition of the Alaskan Territory. This video was created for a U.S. History class at the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School in Albuquerque, NM (http://www.nmmediaarts.org)
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