Seward's Folly, Seward's Icebox
What did people call Alaska in a derogatory way when the US purchased the region from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million dollars?
William H. Seward
This Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million dollars.
Klondike Gold Rush
Name the gold rush, which began in the Yukon Territory in 1890. The massive influx of people contributed significantly to the economic development of Alaska and Northwest Canada.
Great Alaska Earthquake
In 1964 this natural disaster hit the Alaska region causing widespread damage and several very destructive tsunamis. It was the worst earthquake ever recorded in the US at 9.2, and it was the 2nd worst earthquake ever measured.
In 1989 this oil tanker dumped huge amounts of oil in the Prince William Sound, causing an environmental disaster.
Prince William Sound
This is the body of water off the coast of Alaska where the Exxon Valdez foundered.
Northern Alaska mostly consists of this biome where only plants like mosses and lichens can grow.
Honolulu is the largest city in Hawaii, name the 2nd largest city which is located on the big island.
In 1894, this ruler of Hawaii was overthrown and the republic of Hawaii was formed as a result of foreign business interests and the US military. The Island was annexed by the US 4 years later ending the republic.
In 1941, the Japanese attacked the American Pacific fleet at this location and caused the entrance of the United States in World War II.
Does Hawaii observe daylight savings time? (that's when you change the clocks in the spring and fall)
This volcano on the big island of Hawaii is the world's most active volcano and the world's largest mountain (if measured by cubic content and not height above sea level).
This dormant volcano on the big island of Hawaii is the highest point in the state of Hawaii. It is also the world's tallest mountain at 33,380 feet, but only 13,796 of those feet are above sea level, so its not usually counted.
Mount St. Helens
In 1980, this volcano in Washington state erupted, making it the deadliest and most economically damaging volcanic event in the history of the United States.
The Olympic peninsula in Washington is home to a temperate version of this biologically rich biome.
apples and hops
Washington is a national leader in the production of these two agricultural products.
In 1805, Lewis and Clark's corps built this fort on the northwest coast of Oregon and spent the winter there.
This route started in Independence, Missouri, and went to to Oregon City, Oregon. It was used by pioneers traveling to the Oregon Territory in the 1840s.
oranges, grapes, wine, movies, television, computers, tourism
Name California's key products (7).
Father Junipero Serra
In 1769 this Spanish Franciscan monk founded the first mission in California. A mission is a military and religious outpost.
In 1848 the area which is now California was ceded to the United States after this war.
England, Spain, Russia
What three countries besides the United States have claimed parts of California in the past?
This location in California is the lowest point in North America at 282 feet below sea level. The highest temperature ever recorded in he US was recorded here at 134 degrees F.