The Purchase of Alaska (Encore)
In 1867, United States Secretary of State William Seward signed a treaty with the Empire of Russia to purchase the territory of what would be called Alaska.
The United States purchased it for 2 cents an acre.
At the time, it was called one of the worst deals in American History. Today, it is considered the greatest bargain of all time.
Learn more about the purchase of Alaska on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
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