That would be Alaska.
The Pacific islands which were acquired in 1867 as U. S. territories were the Midway Atoll. These islands are also known as the Midway Islands.
The Midway Atoll was acquired by the US in 1867. In 1859 Captain N.C. Brooks discovered Midway and claimed it for the United States.
He didn't sale anything to the US, he made a purchase, which at the time was called 'Sewards Folly'. Seward was a Presidential hopeful before the US Civil War, and became Lincoln's secretary of state, for the duration of the war. He as well as Linclon, the Vice President, Andrew Johnson (who succeeded Lincoln, and was later impeached), were also targets of John Wilkes Boothe's & C.'s assassination plot in which Lincoln was shot at Ford's theatre 14 April 1865. Seward served as secretary of state for Johnson, and in 1867 purchased the entire geographic region, which was to become the 49th state of the union, Alaska, from Russia for $7.2 million ($119 million in 2014 $'s)
Russia first thought that Alaska, their territory was useless, so they sold Alaska to America. At first they did not think about buying it, but Russia decreases the price until it was very very cheap.
Well, one fact is that unlike Alaska, which we purchased from Russia in 1867 for 7.2 million, Hawaii was annexed in 1898.
Seward's Folly was a then popularly derisive term for the Alaskan purchase.
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..
By purchase from Russia on 30 March 1867 for 7.2 million dollars. It was often called Sewards Folly.It purchased it in 1867 from Russia.
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.
Was often called Seward's Folly or Johnson's Icebox.Was in 1867 from Russia for 7.2 million dollars.
The US acquired Alaska from Russia and the Alaskan Purchase was made in 1867.March 30 1867
Alaska was purchased from Russia by the United States in 1867. It has been called Sewards Folly for the Secretary of State who bought an icebox. Alaska was not considered a US state until 1959 on January 3.
The US purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867.
The United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867. The cost of the purchase was 7.2 million US dollars. The purchase was known as "Seward's Folly."
On October 11, 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from Russia. However, the territory would be known as Seward's Folly until the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896.
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.
The Russians. Russia in 1867.