Vitus Bering went on his first journey when he was only eighteen. He was know for exploring the coast of the asian continent and North America. The Bering Strait, Bering sea, Bering Glacier and Bering Island were all named after him.He was and explorer and officer in the Russian Navy.
They had their first settlements in the USA in Alaska and the southern part of California.
James Cook's first Voyage was to observe the transit of Venus.
The Russian government started a company to continue utilizing Alaska's resources.
Alezander Andreyevich Baranov ran away when he was 15. He became a successful trader, He manage and established trading posts in the Kodiak islands. His journey route was the Cape of Good Hope.
Peter Doroshine searched the Kenai Peninsula Bay of Alaska on search of minerals.
The United States started to become really interested in Russian Alaska
Russia, England and a few other European coutries fought in the Crimean War. Russians then weren't sure if whether or whether not their country was safe. The united states then heard about Alaska and showed their interest in the region immediately.
Russia's major role in Alaska had been forcing Alaska Natives to hunt for furs and missionary to convert them to Christianity.
Alaska finally was admittd to the union as a state in 1959.
30 Ships sailed from San Fransisco to go to Alaska after they heard about all of its wonderful resources, such as gold. This was right after he United States signed a treaty to buy Alaska from Russia
The Klondike Gold Rush started in 1880. People wanted to help fix their money problems from the economic depression, sold farms, and dropped businesses. So the all started travling to Alaska to find gold to fix their problems.
There was a Gold Strike on the Seward Peninsula
This act ment that all citizens within the jurisdiction of the territory of Alaska shall hvae full and equal enjoyment of all public places.
Alaska was just a territory called "District of Alaska" from 1912 until it became part of the union as a state.
They came up with this complicated procedure for native alaskan's to become members of the United States. First they had to have an application signed by a teacher and then they had to have 5 white residents testify that they have witnessed that person living in Alaska for at least a year.
Fewer than 300 soldiers were in Alaska at Chilkoot Barracks near Haines during world war 2. There wasn't enough people to guard the coastline of Alaska.
When Alaska was given momentum for them to have more control over that territory
Alaska officially become a state in 1959, the 49th state of the U.S.A.
The Anchorage earthquake, that was a magnitude of 9.2, it was felt through almost all of Alaska. It caused many tsumani's and 143 deaths. The Earthquake was the 2nd largest earthquake ever recorded.
This Claims Settlement was the largest one in the United States history.The act is codified as 43 U.S.C. 1601 et sec
This was established in Article 9, section 15 by Governor Jay Hammod.