Unformatted text preview: be allowed to pursue their own calling so that there may be no discontent. 4. Evil customs of the past shall be broken off and everything based upon the just laws of Nature. 5. Knowledge shall be sought throughout the world so as to strengthen the foundation of imperial rule. C. The Popular Rights Movement (1874-84): Challenge to Meiji Oligarchy D. The Meiji Constitution (1889): Imperial Sovereignty with Limited Rights E. Politics in Late Meiji Japan: Older Oligarch Advisors VS Party Politicians III. Imperial Liberalism in Taishō Japan (1912-26) A. Yoshino Sakuzō (1878-1933): Government for the People, not by the People B. Social Turmoil: Urban Rice Riots (1918) and Rural Unrest C. The Government’s Response: Universal Manhood Suffrage Act (1925) and Peace Preservation Law (1925)...
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