Seward signed a treaty with Russia to buy Alaska.
Seward signed a treaty with Russia to buy Alaska
William Henry Seward was an American politician, the 12th governor of New York, United States Senator and Secretary of State of the United States during the administrations of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. As Johnson's Secretary of State, he engineered the purchase of Alaskan Russia in 1867.
1. He negotiated the Seward-Pipes agreement by which the U.S. got present-day Montana and Idaho from Britain after the war of 1854.
2. Seward signed a treaty with Russia to buy Alaska.
He bought Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million dollars. That would mean the last option is the answer.
William H. steward was appointed to be the secretary of state by president Abraham Lincoln in 1861 and served up to march 1869. He was crucial as he managed international affairs during the civil war and also negotiated the 1861 purchase of Alaska. In addition he was also an antislavery activist in the whig and republican parties before the civil war. He aided US expansion by signing a treaty with Russia to buy Alaska.