Thursday, April 09, 2015

This Day In The Law: Purchase Of Alaska

On this day in 1867, the U.S. Senate voted to ratify the Treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska. What was then known as "Seward's Folly", after the U.S. Secretary of State who advocated for the purchase, was later viewed much more favorably when gold and oil were discovered there.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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