The american desire for a trade relashonship with Japan in 1853 led to A.The overthrow of the shogun and the modernization of the country B.Increased tensions between china and Korea C.greater Russian influence in Manchuria D.The Colonization of Taiwan E.American political and economic dominance in Japan
Of these answers, the only one that makes any sense is A -- that the US desire for trade led to the overthrow of the shogunate and the modernization of the country.
I do not know if this matters to you, but this effect did not happen immediately. The shogunate was not overthrown and the country was not particularly modernized until the Meiji Restoration. The Meiji Emperor gradually modernized the country after he took power.
The shogunate ended in 1867, so it was not like the Americans landed in Edo Bay and the Japanese immediately overthrew the shogun.
check Approved by eNotes Editorial