Essay On Japanese Internment Camps

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After the end of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt revoked Executive Order 9066 ("Japanese-American Internment."). Internees were given a short amount of time to leave the internment camps and find new places to settle. This was found difficult by many Japanese Americans, shortly before relocating to the internment camps, citizens of Japanese descent were forced to sell their homes, give up their belongings, and close businesses. In addition, there were many individuals and anti-Japanese organizations at the time that strongly discouraged allowing Japanese Americans back into their communities, but there were just as many individuals and pro-Japanese organizations fighting for the rights of Japanese-Americans. Some of these groups …show more content…

They educated communities and cities on Christian virtues of hospitality and acceptance, hoping it would cause people to accept the Japanese-Americans back. The Council also chastised the Governor and other officials of anti-Japanese remarks as well as other anti-Japanese organizations. Despite the work and support put out by the pro-Japanese communities, the United States government proved slow to apologize for the extreme wartime policies. Fred Korematsu was one of the many Japanese American citizens living on the West Coast of the United States at the onset of World War II. On May 3, 1942, General DeWitt ordered Japanese Americans to report in as a prelude to being removed to the camps. Korematsu refused and went into hiding in the Oakland area. He was later arrested on a street corner in San Leandro after being recognized as a “Jap”. Korematsu was tried and convicted in federal court for a violation of public law, which criminalized the violations of military orders issued under the authority of Executive Order 9066. Korematsu then appealed to the U.S. Court of

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