Unformatted text preview: indecisive.Bringing one-quarter of the U.S. navy, Perry was able to get the Japanese to accept minimum American demands. The Treaty of Kanagawa opened two ports, Hakodate and Shimoda, these were used for provisioning and trade. Also shipwrecked American sailors would be well treated, and a most-favored-nation clause was included. Perry’s coming was significant for two reasons; first it showed that the shogunate had no mandate whatsoever, and it also was the first treaty to be forced upon Japan by a foreign power....
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- Winter '10
- japan, United States Navy, Matthew Perry, Matthew Perry Commadore, Convention of Kanagawa, American naval steamships