Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Meiji Restoration and Japanese Modernization

The Meiji Restoration and Japanese Modernization

Princeton University History Professor Linda Colley discussed the geopolitical and economic effects of Japanese modernization following the Meiji Restoration and the establishment of a written constitution.

Description

Princeton University History Professor Linda Colley discussed the geopolitical and economic effects of Japanese modernization following the Meiji Restoration and the establishment of a written constitution in 1889.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What was the Meiji Restoration?
  • What was significant about the Japanese constitution in 1889?
  • How did the events after the Meiji Restoration contribute to Japan’s global power?
  • Why was Japan seen as a “poster child” for anti-colonial activists around the world?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Anti-colonial
    • Democratic
    • Electorate
    • Empire
    • Japan
    • Meiji Constitution
    • Meiji Restoration
    • Monarchy

    Topics

    GeographyWorld History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity