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U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry anchors his ships in Edo Bay near Tokyo and delivers a letter from President Millard Fillmore

Matthew Perry, detail
07/08/1853
U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry anchored his ships in Edo Bay near Tokyo and delivered a letter from President Millard Fillmore to the Japanese emperor requesting the opening of Japan's ports to American trade. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Peter Stearns, ed., The Encyclopedia of World History (New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001), 570.

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