Alaska  andhawaii
Northern exposure• In March, 1867, Secretary  of State William Seward  negotiated a deal to  purchase Alaska from  Russia ...
Northern exposure• Many at the time considered  this to be a big mistake and  called it “Seward’s Folly,”  but time has pr...
Northern exposure• The reason that Seward wanted  it in the first place was the fear  that England would try and take  it ...
Northern exposure• The highest point in North  America, Mount McKinley, is  located in Denali National Park  in Alaska, th...
• Glacier power point
Northern exposure• Certainly the greatest natural  resource is oil and the  Trans-Alaskan Pipeline  System has sent over 1...
Northern exposure• But the oil that exists in  Alaska has recently been the  subject of many political  debates as drillin...
Northern exposure• There is potentially 5.7 billion  to 16 billion barrels of oil  available under the ice and  tundra, wh...
Island paradise• Just southeast of the  Midway Islands was  another tiny archipelago, or  chain of islands, called  Hawaii.
Island paradise• It was formed through the  enormous volcanic activity of  the region, volcanoes that are  still erupting ...
• Lava tube video
Island paradise•   In the 1700s, traders    and fishermen had    used the islands as a    stopover point on their    journ...
Island paradise•   Missionaries went in    soon after this to try    and convert the natives    to Christianity.
Island paradise• These missionaries began to  grow crops, most notably  sugar, which became  Hawaii’s biggest export to  t...
Island paradise• Hawaii was ruled by  absolute monarchs, who  held all of the power in the  country.
Island paradise• Queen Liliuokalani  believed that trading with  the United States was a  mistake and worked to end  their...
Island paradise• Americans in Hawaii  responded with a revolt and  quickly convinced the  queen to allow the US some  cont...
Island paradise• This did not mean that the  queen or the Hawaiians were  happy with this and tried to  stage a revolt aga...
Island paradise• This failed and Hawaii became  a territory of the United  States, but had to wait until  1959 to become a...
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Alaska and Hawaii

  1. 1. Alaska andhawaii
  2. 2. Northern exposure• In March, 1867, Secretary of State William Seward negotiated a deal to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or about 2.5 cents per acre.
  3. 3. Northern exposure• Many at the time considered this to be a big mistake and called it “Seward’s Folly,” but time has proved that Alaska was worth having.
  4. 4. Northern exposure• The reason that Seward wanted it in the first place was the fear that England would try and take it over, as earlier in 1867 they announced that all of Canada would be united under their control.
  5. 5. Northern exposure• The highest point in North America, Mount McKinley, is located in Denali National Park in Alaska, that would not become a state until 1959.
  6. 6. • Glacier power point
  7. 7. Northern exposure• Certainly the greatest natural resource is oil and the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System has sent over 15 billion barrels of oil to the lower 48 states for refining since it was built in 1977.
  8. 8. Northern exposure• But the oil that exists in Alaska has recently been the subject of many political debates as drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil is questioned.
  9. 9. Northern exposure• There is potentially 5.7 billion to 16 billion barrels of oil available under the ice and tundra, which would certainly help the United States’ issue with oil concerns.
  10. 10. Island paradise• Just southeast of the Midway Islands was another tiny archipelago, or chain of islands, called Hawaii.
  11. 11. Island paradise• It was formed through the enormous volcanic activity of the region, volcanoes that are still erupting today, adding land mass to the state of Hawaii at the rate of 1 square mile every 30 years.
  12. 12. • Lava tube video
  13. 13. Island paradise• In the 1700s, traders and fishermen had used the islands as a stopover point on their journeys.
  14. 14. Island paradise• Missionaries went in soon after this to try and convert the natives to Christianity.
  15. 15. Island paradise• These missionaries began to grow crops, most notably sugar, which became Hawaii’s biggest export to the United States.
  16. 16. Island paradise• Hawaii was ruled by absolute monarchs, who held all of the power in the country.
  17. 17. Island paradise• Queen Liliuokalani believed that trading with the United States was a mistake and worked to end their influence.
  18. 18. Island paradise• Americans in Hawaii responded with a revolt and quickly convinced the queen to allow the US some control in Hawaii.
  19. 19. Island paradise• This did not mean that the queen or the Hawaiians were happy with this and tried to stage a revolt against U.S. control.
  20. 20. Island paradise• This failed and Hawaii became a territory of the United States, but had to wait until 1959 to become a state.

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