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

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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