What did the United States buy for $7.2 million in 1867?

What did the United States buy for $7.2 million in 1867?

  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Puerto Rico
  • Alaska

Answer: On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally took possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward, the enthu