Today, we will examine the decline of the Edo Period through a crazy diagram I co-created with some teachers at the Ministry. We think it is awesome, especially because it bears a striking resemblance to the Deathly Hallows. Your opinion, sadly, is irrelevant; sorry.
We will have 6 groups. Each group is responsible for defining, examining, and analyzing one of the following:
- technological stagnation
- banning/execution of foreigners
- Commodore Matthew Perry
- The Namamugi Incident
- Yoshida Shoin of Yamaguchi
P.S. I was joking about the irrelevant thing.