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What was the Meiji Restoration?

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What was the Meiji Restoration?
  • A period in Japanese history
  • A building project in Tokyo
  • A new type of soup
2. Slide
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Led by Emperor Meiji, leaders of the Meiji Restoration strove to modernize Japan and end feudalism. Accomplishments included the adoption of a new constitution, the creation of a modern parliamentary system, and the introduction of western technology. This period of dramatic political and economic change laid the foundation for Japan to become a modern nation.
The Meiji Restoration: A History of Change in Japan
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What was NOT an accomplishment of the Meiji Restoration?
  • A new constitution
  • Introduction of new technology
  • A new parliament
  • A new state religion
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What was the Meiji Restoration named after?
  • The Emperor
  • The Shogun
  • The Prime Minister
5. Slide
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Meiji Restoration: The Meiji Restoration was a period of time in Japan's history (1868-1912) during which the country's political and social structures were dramatically changed. It was a period of modernization and reform, in which the imperial government took control of Japan and the country became an industrial power.
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When did the Meiji Restoration end?
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Leaders: The primary leaders of the Meiji Restoration were Emperor Meiji and the group of young leaders known as the Meiji oligarchs. They were responsible for leading Japan through the period of modernization and reform. Accomplishments: During the Meiji Restoration, Japan achieved many accomplishments, including the establishment of a modern parliamentary system of government, increased economic prosperity, and the development of a strong military and navy.
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Aside from the Emperor, who led the Restoration?
  • Oligarchs
  • Samuari
  • Elected leaders
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The Meiji period of Japanese history saw the introduction of the postal system, railways, and telegraph lines. The Meiji Restoration was a plan, started by the leaders of the Satsuma and Choshu domains, to overthrow the Tokugawa Shogunate and restore power to the Emperor. The extremely successful Meiji period resulted in Japan becoming the first non-European country to modernise and industrialise in the 19th century.
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Because of the Restoration Japan became the first Asian country to...
11. Open question
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What were the main accomplishments of the Meiji Restoration?
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Modernization: The Meiji government aimed to modernize Japan and transform it into a strong, industrialized nation. Centralization: The Meiji government sought to consolidate power in the hands of the emperor and the central government. Industrialization: The Meiji government recognized the importance of industrialization for economic development and national strength. Military strength: The Meiji government invested heavily in the modernization of its armed forces. Imperial expansion: Territorial acquisitions and the establishment of colonies.
Goals of the Meiji Restoration
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What were the five main goals of the Meiji Restoration?
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What was the Meiji Restoration?
  • A period in Japanese history when the country was modernized and Westernized
  • A war between Japan and China
  • A movement to restore power to the shogunate
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What were some of the accomplishments of the Meiji Restoration?
  • Modernization of infrastructure and economy
  • Improved military power
  • All options are correct
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During which year did Emperor Meiji ascend to throne?
  • 1867
  • 1871
  • 1885

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