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What was the impact of the United States decision to purchase Alaska?

The Alaskan purchase led to the beginning of US imperialistic desires.
The Alaskan purchase ended America’s goal of manifest destiny.
It gave the US Navy the ability to dominate the Pacific Ocean.
The purchase led to a gold strike and the US seal skin industry.

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  1. Heya!

    In 1867, Secretary of State William Seward purchased Alaska (Alyeska) from the Russians for a rather cheap price of $7.2 million. Seward was laughed and mocked for his purchase, and they reasoned Alaska was a wasteland; basically uninhabitable. However, a few years later prospectors discovered a large gold vein in Alaska, and people flocked to the state.This also led to seal skin being made and sold as an alternative to those who didnt strike it rich.

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  3. Veritas -- what is the source of your information? Did you copy this directly?

  4. wait is it not D?

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  5. D is right.

  6. @Ms. Sue,

    None of this is copied from any source.My answers on jishka are entirely selective, so to speak. In other words, it is selective in the way that I answer what I know from my schooling. I'm a social studies enthusiast so that is how I know this answer.

  7. Thank you for your response. You are a good writer.

  8. Thank you ~~ and no problem.

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