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Secretary of State William H. Seward signed the 1867 treaty to purchase Alaska from Russia. Opposition referred to it as Seward's Folly or Seward's Icebox, as no value was seen at the time. The Klondike gold rush occurred later, in 1896.

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What was referred to as Sewards Folly?

Sewards Folly was bought from Russia in the 1940s and is now the great big state of Alaska.

What did journalist call the Alaskan purchase?

Sewards Folly

Sewards folly is the name given to the?

Seward's enemies referred to his purchase of the Alaska from the Russian empire as "Seward's Folly."

What was the purchase of Alaska for 7200000 dollars called by Americans?

Alaska Purchase is the correct name, but to Seward's opponents in was called Seward's Folly.

According to scholars todaywilliam seward's purchase of which territory is a key milestone on America's road to power?

Alaska. Called Sewards Folly

What landmark was given the name Sewards Folly?

It's not really a landmark. It is the state of Alaska. Secretary of state Seward purchased the territory of Alaska from Russia.

How did Americans respond after US bought Alaska?

There were a very large group of sceptics that believed that the purchase of Alaska was a blunder. They called it Sewards Folly and Johnson's Icebox.

How and when did the U.S. acquire Alaska and what is its nickname today?

In 1867 Secratory of state, William, H Seward agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million. People thought he was crazy and called the land Sewards folly or sewards ice box, until gold was discovered..

One reason Congress did not want to purchase Alaska was .?

It was called Sewards Folly because it was thought there were very few resources there.

What discovery changed American minds about sewards folly?

Secretary of State, Seward, bought Alaska from the Russians in the 1900's, and most of the American population was outraged that he bought a desolate wasteland for the high price that he paid. The Americans called if "Seward's Folly" because it seemed like a ridiculous deal. But gold was soon discovered in Alaska, and Sweard's purchase was soon respected.

What was Sewards folley?

Seward's Folly refers to the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The purchase was criticized because it was thougth foolish to spend so much money (about 7.2 million dollars) on such a remote region.

What is the prural for folly?

The plural form of "folly" is "follies."