Politics

Trump, Greenland and Previous American Purchases

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President Trump cancelled a planned visit to Denmark on Wednesday after the Danish government dismissed his plans to buy Greenland…


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PREVIOUS AMERICAN SALES

1803: Sixteen states bought for $15 million from France

1819: Florida bought for $5 million from Spain

1848: Parts of Mexico bought for $15 million from Mexico

1853: Parts of Arizona and New Mexico bought for $10 million from Mexico

1867: Alaska bought for $7.2 million from Russia

1903: Panama Canal bought for $10 million from Panama (since returned)

1917: Danish West Indies bought for $25 million from Denmark


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