Permanent Friends: The Treaty of Kanagawa

Student Worksheet

Article I

  • How well did both countries adhere to this article?

Article III

  • What is the purpose of including this in the Treaty of Kanagawa?
  • Who does this article protect?
  • What do you think happened before the treaty?
  • Which country, Japan or the United States, has the advantage with this article?

Article VIII

  • Why is there a specific mention of wood, water provisions, and coal?
  • What do you think "goods required" refer to?
  • Which country, Japan or the United States, has the advantage with this article?

Article IX

  • What is this article actually saying? Summarize in your own words.
  • Which country, Japan or the United States has an advantage in this article?

Questions for thought

  • What stands out as you read the date at the end of the Treaty?
  • Do you think the Treaty favors any one country?
  • What do the raw materials illustrate about society in the 19th century?
  • How is this treaty advantageous for both the United States and Japan?

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