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
So because of these fears President Roosevelt ordered all the Japanese Americans to be detained and put in Internment camps in February of 1942 throughout the whole War. There were ten camps in the western parts of the states, and one camp in Colorado. Japanese Americans were forced to give up their homes, jobs and personal items and weren't set free until January 2, 1945 . In 1988 each survivor of the Camps was given money for compensation from the government. Internment Camps were sort of like witch hunts because people were making judgments on their fellow citizens based on what they thought might happen, ancestry and what people looked like as well.
One reason for why this was a heinous act is that it was unneeded. Japan had been given the chance to agree to an unconditional surrender, this would never have been allowed because their whole society believes greatly in the importance of honor so, of course, they were dubious. But they had informed the U.S. of the chance to negotiate a conditional surrender (“The Decision to Drop the Bomb”). If the U.S. had allowed Japan to keep their emperor then Japan most likely would have agreed to surrender. This is because the Japanese saw their emperor as a deity (Donohue).
World War II is one of the greatest horrors in world history. Most people know it as the massacre of the Jewish people in Germany. But during the war, Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, which was what fully brought America into the war. What most people dismiss is that America was doing something horrible to its citizens, too. After the bombing, all Japanese immigrants and people of Japanese descent were rounded up and put into internment camps.
These camps were opened in 1941 and continued until 1944-1945 when people in the United States began to realize the injustice of what was being done. In 1948, the American Evacuation Claims Act was instituted. This Act by the United States government, gave $2500 dollars to each person who had lived in an internment camp. This was meant to be sign of saying they were sorry. Then in 1988, the Civil Liberties Act was given as a formal acknowledgment of the injustice suffered by many Japanese Americans.
The 116th and the 6th Japanese army divisions gained access to Guanghua Gate and the 16th division of the Japanese army entered the Pacific Gate and Zhongshan Gate. In the afternoon of the same day, the capital of China was in the hands of the Japanese which is known as the tragic Nanking Massacre that lasted six weeks. During the massacre, the Japanese committed many crimes such as rape, murder and many other things one’s mind might not even understand. They would also execute prisoners that were held in jail, steel and set everything on fire. Altogether there were 300,000 victims and an estimate from 20,000 to 80, 000 women that were sexually assaulted.
“I stated that Hiroshima and Nagasaki are ‘among the most unspeakable crimes in history.’ I took no position on just where they stand on the scale of horrors relative to Auschwitz, the bombing of Chungking, Lidice, and so on”(Noam Chomsky). In this quote, Chomsky is recognizing the true evil of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by American forces. For many reasons the dropping of the two atomic bombs were an atrocity rather than a retaliation. For one, it is understandably known that it is not ethical to kill innocent people whether or not during time of war. Harry S. Truman, who had only been president of the Untied States for four months at the time, gave the authority to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, instantly murdering 80,000 people, with the total number of human deaths rising to 166,000 due to injury and radiation.
In years preceding World War II, Japanese were greatly mistreated but the true mistreatment did not start until the Japanese Internment. Japanese Internment was the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans in relocation camps. Although World War II is covered in most classes, the story of American citizens who were stripped of their civil liberties, on American soil, during that war is often omitted. This internment of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II remains of the most shameful events in American History. The first wave of Japanese Americans arrived four decades before World War II.
Nanjing Massacre is one of the most representable incidents in the history of the Japanese militarist invading China during the World War II. December 13, 1937, Japanese army captured the capital of the republic China Nanjing over six weeks. During this period, Japanese Army murdered Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants numbering an estimated 40,000 to over 300,000 people. After World War I, Japan 's expansion in China by the Anglo-American powers curbed. China 's northern Expedition weakened the Japanese economic in China, and urge the Japanese government to adjust its China policy , the annexation of Northeast China to speed up the pace.
Roosevelt ignored it. Thus, encouraged and hopeful, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, killing 2,400 soldiers. Before Pearl Harbor, most Americans opposed participation in the war. After the attack, a million people volunteered for the