This Day at Law

Treaty of Paris ends Crimean War

On March 30, 1856, representatives of Great Britain, France, Sardinia, Russia, and the Ottoman Empire signed the Treaty of Paris of 1856, ending the Crimean War. The treaty confirmed Russia's loss of power as a result of the war. It lost territory; the Black Sea region and some Russia islands were demilitarized; and Russia lost its influence over Romanian principalities and Christians in the Ottoman Empire under the terms of the treaty.

Treaty with Russia ceded Alaska to the United States

On March 30, 1867, the US and Russia signed a treaty ceding Alaska to the United States for a payment of $7,200,000 in gold. Review the terms of a Treaty concerning the Cession of the Russian Possessions in North America by his Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias to the United States of America, the terms of which were included in the Treaty's Proclamation by President Andrew Johnson on June 20, 1867.

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