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Japan Opens to Trade

For two centuries, Japan only traded with a few Dutch and Chinese traders. Determined to open Japan to trade with the United …

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Lewis and Clark Expedition

In May of 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark lead the Corps of Discovery in an expedition to the Pacific Ocean. This …

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Medieval Japan

The imperial family of Japan emerged around the year 700, but until 1868, the royal family had high prestige but little power. …