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17 - Feb
(Nearby Event: Other)
Where:Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street,, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States, 21403
This presentation will discuss Commodore Matthew Perry’s early accomplishments in 1820-30s at sea fighting piracy, claiming Key West for the U.S.A., repatriating free slaves to Africa, and repressing illegal slave trade. His leadership with naval steam power and commanding first steam-powered ships, including during the Mexican War and the expedition to Japan, where his successful Treaty of Peace and Amity ended over 200 years of isolation by Japan.\ \ Presenter: Dr. Matthew C. Perry | Scientist Emeritus
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