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Alaska History Timeline


The Alaska History Timeline Overview
Territory was purchased from Russia for over $7 million
Gold discovered in Alaska
Statehood: Alaska was admitted to the Union on January 3, 1959
The 49th State to be admitted to the Union
"North To The Future"

Alaska History Timeline

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1741

 

1741 July 15 Aleksei Chirikov and Vitus Bering Expedition discover Alaska

1756

 

1756 - 1763 - The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba.

1776

 

Captain James Cook of England searches for Northwest Passage

1775

 

1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America.The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies. George Washingtonled the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence.

1776

 

July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence

1783

 

September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain

1784

 

First Russian settlement established at Three Saints Bay on Kodiak Island

1812

 

1812 - 1815 - The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence

1823

 

1823 President James Monroe, seeking to prevent European intervention, issues the Monroe Doctrine

1861

 

Gold is discovered in Alaska

1861

 

1861 - 1865: The American Civil War. In 1859 John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.

1865

 

The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy

1865

 

1865 December 6: The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery

1867

 

The territory was purchased from Russia for $7,200,000 and was known as Seward's Folly (after Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase) until gold was discovered

1898

 1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.

1903

 

Alaska-Canada border is settled

1959

 

Statehood: The Date that Alaska was admitted to the Union - January 3, 1959. Alaska was the 49th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " North To The Future "

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The State was named after the Aleut word "Alyeska," meaning "great land." History Timelines of the United States of America provide fast facts and information about famous events in history, such as those detailed in the Alaska History Timeline, precipitated a significant change in American State history.

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