anonymous
  • anonymous
Why did journalists call the Alaska purchase of 1867 “Seward’s Folly”?
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Because at the time Alaska has yet been discovered for its wealth in natural resources and was seen as buying "a giant block of ice".
anonymous
  • anonymous
In 1867 petroleum wasn't very important. Trains ran on coal, which was mined in Appalachia and the Midwest, and there were no cars or electric plants.

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