Cause And Effect Of Japanese Internment

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What if you and your family got kicked out of your house, moved across the country, were forced to live in stables and fed rotten food all because you had a great grandfather who was Japanese? This is how it was for the Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast of the U.S., all because of their Japanese ancestors. How could the Japanese-Americans put an end to this outrageous disaster? How could it have been avoided? Around the 1940’s, over 120,000 Japanese-Americans were removed from their own houses to ten different internment camps across America. These internment camps were in some of the most unpopular and undesirable place in the U.S. Even though most of the Japanese-Americans were U.S. citizens and had never even been to Japan, Americans still thought they would spoil the American culture. Since most of the camps were unfinished when President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066,…show more content…
This approved the relocation for all people of Japanese ancestry. The Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Roosevelt on February 19th, 1942. If you were a Japanese-American “internee,” then defying military orders could earn you a fine of $5,000 and a year in prison. The Japanese-Americans weren’t allowed to own land, vote, or testify against whites in a court. This was completely unfair and absolutely racist. This went on until 1944, and the last internment camp closed in 1945. In 1988, any survivors of the Japanese Internment were awarded $20,000. The most important factor in this conflict was the Pearl Harbor Bombing. This is what caused the Executive Order 9066. It made the Americans suspicious about everyone of Japanese ancestry. If the bomb wasn’t dropped, then most likely there would be no internment camps, except maybe because Americans were scared Japanese people would destroy the American culture. But the American culture is about all the cultures of people from all over the
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