Alaska Purchase (1967) | USPS Stamps, 100th Anniversary of the Alaska Purchase

Alaska Purchase (1967) | USPS Stamps, 100th Anniversary of the Alaska Purchase

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I seriously need these. Probably the "okay okay" one. But also, I probably need an iPhone. (Minor detail.)

I seriously need these. Probably the "okay okay" one. But also, I probably need an iPhone. (Minor detail.)

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The US$ 7.2 million check used to pay for Alaska ($116 million in 2012 dollars). 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, fearing a war with Britain that would allow the British to seize Alaska, wanted to sell.

The US$ 7.2 million check used to pay for Alaska ($116 million in 2012 dollars). 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, fearing a war with Britain that would allow the British to seize Alaska, wanted to sell.

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1967 ALASKA PURCHASE BRONZE MEDAL-2.5"-MEDALLIC ART CO. NY-FREE USA SHIP-SEWARD

1967 ALASKA PURCHASE BRONZE MEDAL-2.5"-MEDALLIC ART CO. NY-FREE USA SHIP-SEWARD

TIL Alaska was never meant to be separated from the rest of the United States but would be linked when British Columbia also joined. Instead the Alaska Purchase compelled British Columbia to join the Canadian Confederation 3 months later.

TIL Alaska was never meant to be separated from the rest of the United States but would be linked when British Columbia also joined. Instead the Alaska Purchase compelled British Columbia to join the Canadian Confederation 3 months later.

Untold Story of Alaska Purchase: Why Did Russia Sell Its Stronghold to US? / Sputnik International

Untold Story of Alaska Purchase: Why Did Russia Sell Its Stronghold to US? / Sputnik International

The signing of the Alaska Treaty of Cessation on March 30, 1867. L-R: Robert S. Chew, William H. Seward, William Hunter, Mr. Bodisco, Eduard de Stoeckl, Charles Sumner and Frederick W. Seward. He insisted that by doing so, Russia would avoid any future conflict with the United States, viewing further U.S. expansion in North America as inevitable.

The signing of the Alaska Treaty of Cessation on March 30, 1867. L-R: Robert S. Chew, William H. Seward, William Hunter, Mr. Bodisco, Eduard de Stoeckl, Charles Sumner and Frederick W. Seward. He insisted that by doing so, Russia would avoid any future conflict with the United States, viewing further U.S. expansion in North America as inevitable.

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USPS Scott C70 8c Alaska Purchase 1867-1967 Lot Of 2 Plate Block Mint NH -- New

USPS Scott C70 8c Alaska Purchase 1867-1967 Lot Of 2 Plate Block Mint NH -- New

Painting: “Signing the Alaska Treaty of Cessation” by Emanuel Leutze (from left to right: Robert S. Chew, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward, William Hunter, Mr. Bodisco, Russian Ambassador Baron de Stoeckl, Charles Sumner, Fredrick W. Seward). Source: Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Seward’s Alaska Purchase Not ‘Folly.’” https://blog.genealogybank.com/sewards-alaska-purchase-not-folly.html

Painting: “Signing the Alaska Treaty of Cessation” by Emanuel Leutze (from left to right: Robert S. Chew, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward, William Hunter, Mr. Bodisco, Russian Ambassador Baron de Stoeckl, Charles Sumner, Fredrick W. Seward). Source: Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Seward’s Alaska Purchase Not ‘Folly.’” https://blog.genealogybank.com/sewards-alaska-purchase-not-folly.html

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