Seward's Folly

By: Tatiana Zelenaia, Cameron Fernandez and Rafael Peralta

What is the Seward's Folly?:

April 9th, 1867 there was a vote in the Senate to whether the U.S. should buy The land of Alaska from Russia. The vote was ratified and Russian handed Alaska over to the United States for 2 cents an acre. Which cost about 7 million in the end.

Why is it called Seward's Folly?:

It's only called Seward's Folly because it was negotiated by secretary Seward.

Why did we want Alaska?:

- We found vast amounts of gold there.

- Land mass

- To help Russia out wight their money situation. (they were in desperate need of money)