World War 2

  • Unequal Treaties

    Unequal Treaties
    United States and Japan sign Treaty of Kanagawa. Japan must open five ports to American trade. Americans can live in port cities, but did not have to obey Japanese laws. Paid very small tax on imported items; "flooded" Japan with cheap products.
  • Commodore Perry

    Commodore Perry
    Commodore Perry arrives in Japan and forces Japan to open its ports to America and forced them to trade.
  • Meiji Restoration

    Meiji Restoration
    Emperor Meiji restored as supreme ruler of Japan. Japan begins modernization-- new army, sent people to study in foreign countries, developed technology (trains, ships, telegraph).
  • Meiji Constitution

    Meiji Constitution
    Emperor restored to most powerful. State Shinto religion. New land laws. People elected a Congress (Diet).
  • Sino Japanese War

    Sino Japanese War
    Liaotung Peninsula (Port Arthur) and Taiwan.
  • Russo Japanese War

    Russo Japanese War
    (more of Manchuria)
  • WW1

    1. When the war erupted in Europe in August 1914, Japan sided with the allies.
    2. Allies: UK, France, Italy, United States, and Russia declared war on Germany. 3.Chain Reaction 4.Allies won the war, Japan got the ports in China, and got islands.
  • BAttle of the Coral Sea

    BAttle of the Coral Sea
    Stalemate; Japan and United States both lose one aircraft carrier.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Americans intercept Japanese coded message.
    Americans ambush Japanese Navy; Americans defeat "cream" of Japanese Navy (their very best pilots)
    Turning point in war in Pacific
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    August 1942- Feb 1943
    Thousands of lives lost on both sides; indicator of number of American/Japanese lives tat would be lost in the war.