Abstract Imagine not being able to walk outside at night or having to sell your possessions and abandon your home to spend years behind barbed wire—even though you’d done nothing wrong. For Japanese Americans during World War II, this scenario was reality. The freedom they once had is now gone, as they are put into concentration camps no longer in their home. Now having to line up for meals and to do laundry, thing you did before on a normal basis, while being hovered over. The internment of Japanese Americans in the U.S. was the act of forcing those of Japanese decent to relocation and incarcerating them during World War II. Between 110,000 and 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry was under armed guard and behind barbed wire living on the …show more content…
was their first experience of an attack. As you compare the two it is mind blowing how equivalent of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 are to one another. One similarity between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor is the fact that these were unprovoked attacks, without benefit of declaration of war on U.S. soil. The aftermath of both Pearl Harbor and 9/11 there were exaggerated fears of follow-up attacks. In California, people feared that a Japanese attack on the West Coast would occur. In 9/11, our airports were closed down for several days fearing another airplane …show more content…
After 9/11 the United States was able to retaliate against the aggressor almost instantly. Within a month we were waging war in Afghanistan against Bin Laden. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, it took us six months to stop the Japanese and nearly nine months before we were able to start launching an offensive against them. In both scenarios the people reacted differently. After the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans, mostly on the West Coast, were forced out of their homes and had to relocate in camps for several years. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, President Bush, as well as, the American public tried to avoid that kind of reaction against Muslim Americans. It amazing how in 1941 Americans listened to the news of Pearl Harbor on the radio and on 9/11 Americans watched the attack live from the television or even on a
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The media and the presidents saw war in a different perspective. The president of the united states during the pearl harbor act thought the right thing is to declare war on Japan and enter World war 2. Otherwise on the 9/11 attack the president didn’t declare war but made the laws and airports more protective to enter the United States. How did the presidents of the united states react? .When Pearl Harbor was attacked president Franklin Roosevelt said a speech right on the next day of the attack he said we gonna enter world war 2.
Citizen 13660 is a comic-like, autobiographical documentary which includes in-text and descriptive drawings depicting the lives and experiences of Japanese-Americans that were forced to relocate to camps during World War II. This was seen from the eyes of evacuee and author, Miné Okubo. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States declared war on Japan, and many Japanese-American citizens and “aliens” of the Japanese ancestry became targets of racial hatred and distrust. Because of this, the army’s Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA) organized a protective custody, an evacuation amongst the Japanese population, particularly from the West Coast. These immigrant aliens and citizens were taken to temporary assembly centers at horsing
According to the author of Pearl Harbor VS. 9/11, one of the subjects that they both have in common is that, both attacks suicide planes were used. Both of the attacks led to enormous damage. Also, both of them were major events that happened in our history and were devastating dates to remember. MANY people died and/or were injured in both of Pearl Harbor and 9/11.
Mary Matsuda Gruenewald tells her tale of what life was like for her family when they were sent to internment camps in her memoir “Looking like the Enemy.” The book starts when Gruenewald is sixteen years old and her family just got news that Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japan. After the bombing Gruenewald and her family life changed, they were forced to leave their home and go to internment camps meant for Japanese Americans. During the time Gruenewald was in imprisonment she dealt with the struggle for survival both physical and mental. This affected Gruenewald great that she would say to herself “Am I Japanese?
The internment of Japanese-Americans was justified because there were Japanese suspects. Between ten internment camps in Arizona, California, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas, about 250-300 people in each camp were suspects under surveillance. Only around 50-60 people were actually considered dangerous. “It is easy to get on the suspect list, merely a speech in favor of Japan being sufficient to land one there” (Munson 2). Clearly, America was taking extreme precautions.
December 7th of 1941 America would face a horrific scene in their own homeland, the Japanese would attack Pearl Harbor with their Air Force not once but twice. That same day President John F. Kennedy would decide to place the Japanese Americans, living in the country at the time, in internment camps. The civilians would not have a clue what they would be put up against, now they would have to encounter various obstacles to make sure they would be able to survive. “The camps were prisons, with armed soldiers around the perimeters, barbed wire. and controls over every aspect of life”(Chang).
How would you feel if one day you were told to leave your whole life behind to live in captivity just because people halfway across the world did something wrong? This horror story was all too true for the thousands of Japanese Americans alive during World War II. Almost overnight, thousands of proud Japanese Americans living on the west coast were forced to leave their homes and give up the life they knew. The United States government was not justified in the creation of Japanese internment camps because it stripped law-abiding American citizens of their rights out of unjustified fear.
In both events of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 had a damaging effect on our country. We were terrified and frightened for what could happen next. Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7, 1941 at the Hawaiian territory. 9/11 occurred on September 11, 2001 at New York City. The Pearl Harbor attack was caused from a feud we were having with Japan.
The internment of Japanese Americans during WWII was not justified. After Pearl Harbor, many Americans were scared of the Japanese Americans because they could sabotage the U.S. military. To try and solve the fear President Franklin D Roosevelt told the army in Executive order 9066 to relocate all Japanese Americans living on the West Coast. They were relocated to detention centers in the desert. Many of them were in the detention centers for three years.
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread.
The 9/11 tragedy was a moment where people had their guard up at all times. This was a time where life had strike to reality of time warfare with every person and country. Couldn’t trust no one that came to the U.S. America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, were brave because the generations before us had to face what had happened and to what is going to happen. This had left the buildings torn instantly killing hundreds of many people, getting them stuck in the higher floors. This attack was the worst in America ever since the Pearl Harbor All over our nation saw a major impact of devastation in the face of the September 9, 2001attacks.
However Japan was responsible for attack on Pearl Harbor. 9/11 and the attack on Pearl Harbor are similar because they were both terrorist attacks. They were both surprise attacks. Both of these attacks were unprovoked. Besides all of these similarities they also have differences.
The Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation by Franklin Delano Roosevelt was delivered on December 8, 1941 in Washington, D.C., a day after one of America’s largest tragedies. The bombing of Pearl Harbor is an event that is unforgettable and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s speech in response to this shocking attack is one of the most significant speeches of all time. The significance of the speech is the fact that America joined into the fighting of World War II, something the Americans didn’t want to do at first. This speech has a stark resemblance to the speech George W. Bush gave after the terrorist attacks of The Twin Towers in New York City, an equally shocking event. FDR’s use of ethos, logos, and pathos was extremely effective in spurring
Lera Ramsay Hour 5 District Performance Event The year 1939 wasn’t a good year for anyone. In 1939, France and England declared war on the Axis Powers, Germany, Italy, and Japan, starting World War II. During this time Nazi Concentration Camps formed under Hitler’s command and Japanese Internment Camps formed in America.