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Shogunate Japan, Tokugawa Shogunate, Meiji Restoration
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Britannica Online for Schools

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Iona College is an independent Catholic Boys School, owned and administered by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
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Use this database to get accurate and reliable information for all of the Space topics. This must be one of the sources in your bibliography.
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Black Ships & Samurai

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Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan (1853-1854)

 

Exerts and links to Primary Source documents and images.

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Exerts from Primary Source Documents relating to the Tokugowa Shogunate.

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meiji_constitution.pdf

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Great exert from a Primary Source to help justify your thesis.

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Meiji Modernization

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Background to Meiji Modernization

Factors facilitating the decision to modernize

Strong solidarity and clear goal among the new leaders -

The Meiji leaders came mainly from the lower-middle rank of the samurai class. They had experienced both the corrupt Tokugawa feudal rule and the pressure of Western imperialism. As a group, they shared a common social background and political experience - they agreed that modernization was the only way to save the country.

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Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Meiji Restoration

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Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Meiji Restoration
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Describes a chain of events that led to a change in political power and the social structure of Japan.

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Meiji restoration | FactMonster.com

Meiji restoration, The term refers to both the events of 1868 that led to the
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What Was the Meiji Restoration?

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The Meiji Restoration in Japan signaled the end of the shogunate system and the beginning of modern Japan.
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Japanese history: Meiji Period

About the Meiji period of Japan's history (1868-1912).
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In 1867/68, the Tokugawa era found an end in the Meiji Restoration. The emperor Meiji was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo which became the new capital; his imperial power was restored. The actual political power was transferred from the Tokugawa Bakufu into the hands of a small group of nobles and former samurai.

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The Samurai

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They were the knights of medieval Japan, an elite warrior class that held the reins of power and the fascination of the people for more than 700 years. Ma
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History Channel: Samurai Showdown

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The Four-Tiered Class System of Feudal Japan

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Feudal Japan had a four-tiered class system based on Confucian logic, with samurai warriors on top and merchants on the bottom.
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The four tiered class system of Feudal Japan

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Researchers ecstatic to come across rare account of feudal warrior's daily life - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Researchers ecstatic to come across rare account of feudal warrior's daily life - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | Medieval Japan to World Power | Scoop.it
HIKONE, Shiga Prefecture--Fascinating tidbits from the daily lives of samurai warriors have been gleaned from a diary found four years ago at the residence of a notable family.
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A very interesting read, that demonstrates how historians use new discoveries to add to our knowledge of the past.

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Ebsco Databases - History Reference Centre

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Iona College is an independent Catholic Boys School, owned and administered by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
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Use the username and password information from the Iona Moodle page to access this up-to-date and reliable source. Think carefully about the keywords you will use.

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Use the History Reference Centre from this group of databases to help with research for your Archaeological sites assignment.

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Websites: Primary Sources - Japan Research Paper - LibGuides at New Trier High School

A list of resources from around the Web about Japan as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.

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About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource | The Meiji Restoration Era, 1868-1889 | Japan Society

About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource | The Meiji Restoration Era, 1868-1889 | Japan Society | Medieval Japan to World Power | Scoop.it
In this essay, historian James Huffman outlines the history of the critical transition Japan underwent between 1868 and 1889, as well as providing some background about the events leading up to this period of rapid societal change.
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Meiji Restoration

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After 250 years of strict order, peace and prosperity during the Tokugawa period (1603-1867), the Meiji Restoration of 1868 would catapult Japan towards the modern era.
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Tokugawa Period & Meiji Restoration

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The Meiji Restoration and Modernization | Asia for Educators | Columbia University

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Inside the Chrysanthemum kingdom: 100-year-old photos show a still-medieval Japan on the eve of rush for modernity that ended in disaster of WW2

Inside the Chrysanthemum kingdom: 100-year-old photos show a still-medieval Japan on the eve of rush for modernity that ended in disaster of WW2 | Medieval Japan to World Power | Scoop.it
This intriguing collection of images taken 100 years ago give a unique insight into rural Japan before it was transformed by industrialisation.

Via Gisle Oddstad
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Metadata database of Japanese old photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period

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Some photos of Primary Sources that support the topic with accurate references.

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