Upon seeing Perry's fleet sailing into their harbor, the Japanese called them the "black ships of evil mien (appearance)." Many leaders wanted the foreigners expelled from the country, but in 1854 a treaty was signed between the United States and Japan which allowed trade at two ports.
The social structure of China has an wide ranging history which begins with from the feudal society of Imperial China to the contemporary era. We can conclude that the Chinese positioned a high value on upholding a very well ordered social structure.
The temperance movement successfully led to the United States making the sale and consumption of alcohol illegal (although it was quickly repealed) and the public school movement succeeded in making the public school system much better in terms of curriculum. <span />