20th Century Japanese Internment Camps

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On December 7, 2941, Japanese had drop bombs on the ships anchored in the U.S naval base of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Many ships and planes were destroyed and 1,178 soldiers and sailor wounded and 2,388 killed from this attack. Two months after the attack, U.S President Franklin D, Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-American to evacuate the West Coast. This resulted in 120,000 Japanese ancestry, both alien and non-alien, to be evaluated to one of ten internment camps located across the country. The reason why they were sent to these internment camps because being of Japanese ancestry. They were intrusted to bring their bedding, toilet articles, extra clothing and utensil. Also, they were only allowed to take what…show more content…
Farm work in America was migratory and seasonal. Migratory workers traveled to different places to find work or seasonal workers only came when they needed help picking crops. So, because they were not permanent workers the camps that they lived in was not pleasant. The camps were made out of burlap, canvas, palm branches, no wooden floors, water was brown with mud: so they were not able to take a shower. The grower did not care about their worker welfare. The Mexican immigrants felt like they were entitled to a higher wage, but they were denied and had their wages cut from 35 cents to 14 cents an hour because they participated in labor struggles. In 1933, the Mexican denied a higher wage of 60 cents and struck for a rate of $1.00. So the employers decided to evict the striker from their camps a dumped their belonging on the highway and called the police of them. America attack the Mexican immigrants and called them trash and had no standard of…show more content…
I think the Mexican immigrant group can be compared to the Chinese immigrant group. The Chinese came to the U.S in the middle of the 19 century and then the Mexican who came at the end of the 19th century. Both groups both faced discrimination and worked as laborer. Also, they came possibility to creating opportunities for their families that were not possible in their home country. For example, the Mexican immigrants said that they do not want their children to suffer like they did and work long hours. Also, they said that they rather would rather died than take them out of school. Another example is that the Chinese only came to America to work and to bring money back to their country. Not only did they want to better their life, they wanted to better their family lives as well. Mexican immigrants left Mexico due to horrible circumstance. They came to America hoping for a better life but when they began to overpopulate they were not wanted in America. The faced racism, deportation and were used as commodities in the United

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