February 3 - February 3 Tokugawa Japan Cracks in the...

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February 3 Tokugawa Japan Cracks in the Tokugawa system o by the 1850s the shogunate started to collapse o Before Perry's landing Many things helped the Merchant class to gain a more social and economic importance o The samurai were becoming impovershed, which caused them to be disgruntled In Japan, the foreign and domestic pressures gave rise to governement fail (much like China) Documentary Japan was isolated from the rest of the world its social order remained unchanged for hundreds of years Japan's futile governement had become inefficient men who once were warriors were now literary beurocrats The industrial revolution was sweeping over Europe The United States was a younge nation searching for “manifest destiny” The west saw China and Japan as a backward pegan area. Americans who washed up on Japanese shore had to live in a cage until the Dutch could bring them home Steam warships headed for Japan in 1853; Matthew Perry headed the squadrent. Perry delived a letter from President Filmore that demanded Japan open trade. The Americans had showed the Japanese how variable they were
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2011 for the course HS HS 1710 taught by Professor Hdl during the Winter '10 term at Wayne State University.

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