Meaning of Alaska Purchase

Alas'ka Pur'chase

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. purchase of the territory of Alaska by the U.S. from Russia in 1867 for $7,200,000. Cf. Seward's Folly.
  2. the territory itself.
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