Over a staggering 120,000 United States citizens were held captive during World War II. What was there crime? Being from Japanese ancestry. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Many Americans were scared of another attack.
World War II took place between 1939 and 1945, the war was against Germany, Japan and Italy, meanwhile when the war was taken place, in America some Japanese Americans were victims of discrimination and racism. All this discrimination, and racism increased right after Pearl Harbor (1941) because the government started to suspect that some of these Japanese Americans will sympathize with the Japan attack and progressive they would start to support them. During this period, those Japanese people who used to live in America were victims of a bad treatment of discrimination. The Americans took their rights away, they cannot became citizens or own land, after this around 120,000 Japanese Americans moved to prison camps around the country. This Japanese-American internment was just the separate of Japanese people from American people.
When Pearl Harbor was attacked, Japanese Americans were suspected of spying on the US Government and selling information to Japan. This was enough reason for President Franklin D. Roosevelt to authorize the deportation and incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans, using Executive Order 9066. This was not justified, and was not fair, to the Japanese Americans. 62% of the internees were United States citizens, and 99% of all Japanese Americans were not spies. Executive Order 9066 was an order signed and issued during World War II by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Coping With War By: Branson In the books Camp Harmony and Unbroken during World War II, some people lost their freedom. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Americans in Camp Harmony lost their freedom. Because of the possibility of them being spies, the government wanted them to be monitored so America didn 't get spied on. In Unbroken, Louis Zamporelli washed ashore from being lost at sea and landed in Japan. When he was captured, they put him in a prison of war camp.
Forty years later, the Civil Liberties Act was issued preventing something like this from ever happening again. As part of the Civil Liberties Act, an apology was issued to all Japanese Americans that had been victims of Executive Order 9066 and each victim received $20,000 (Burns). The country will forever be changed because of Executive Order 9066. Thousands of lives were uprooted and forever changed because of the fear that was gripping the country. American citizens were treated like prisoners because of their Japanese background.
Stone asserted that racial discrimination was legitimate because "in time of war residents having ethnic affiliations with an invading enemy may be a greater source of danger than those of a different ancestry." Implications: More people skeptical/lose trust in US government, racial discrimination of Japanese, and in 1990, US government paid compensations to confined Japanese Changes: Similar case with Korematsu v. United States that is still upheld the constitutionally of Japanese internment camps during World War
The Internment Camps were simply war camps to protect the United States from any terror attacks. The internment Camps affected the United States by putting Japanese-American citizens in camps and showing a very dark side of the United States. It all started with the Pearl Harbor attacks on December 7th, 1941. You could say the United States was beyond furious with the actions of Japan. Which clearly set off the government.
This was not the case because the Government didn’t allow the Issei to become citizens because of bias stereotypes the Americans had of the Issei. The Nisei had their rights violated because by birth they were Americans so that automatically makes them loyal to America. When the government came and collected them, they were given questionnaires that was supposed to prove their loyalty on how they answered, which meant the government was collecting all types of private information without valid reason which is in violation of The Fourth Amendment. When Robert Gordon Sproul gave his speech, he took the stance of defending the Japanese Americans. “The American citizen of Japanese ancestry
Again, this is a clear violation of the first amendment of the United States constitution, as they were mistreated and suppressed, because and opinion was expressed. One may argue that the Supreme Court, in 1944, stated that the need of American safety outweighed the individual rights of the Japanese( Steven, High, Anne Arundel County Public schools, umbc.edu). This absurd ruling was not helping American citizens, but rather hurting our country’s people, as Japanese Americans were being held captive. To further prove this point, President Jimmy Carter appointed a committee in 1980 to study Japanese
The United State’s government then built isolation camps and made the japanese citizens stay in these camps. The Japanese- American Internment Camps impacted United States history through the rupture of the United States government and japanese citizens. The Japanese American Internment camps had a big impact on the United States because it caused separation between Japan and the United States (Daine 8,9). The United States was paranoid because of the large presence of Japanese on
The Bill of Rights was added to the constitution to, protect the rights and property of the citizens of the United States of America, and limit the Government’s power over the citizens. However, in the Japanese Internment in America during World War 2 not only the Fifth Amendment was violated, but other amendments in the Bill of Rights was also violated. In addition, Amendment I, IV, VI, VII, and VII were violated during the Japanese internment. I personally feel that violation of the Amendments can still happen today to a citizen or a group of Americans. After doing a research paper on Edward Snowden last year for another I have had my doubts about the rights and property of the citizens of the American people.
Lastly with so many Americans losing their lives America officially joined World War II. After Japan had all but openly declared war on America, American citizens and military personnel were in an uproar. To add on to that unquenchable fury not only did Japanese Imperial Navy attack Pearl Harbor it also attacked all of the american outposts in the Pacific. After the japanese attacks on the american outposts Japan occupied all of the formerly american protected territory. Even more anger formed from the fact that japanese prison camps were notoriously cruel to the prisoners incarcerated therein.
Anti-Japanese sentiments range from animosity towards the Japanese government’s actions and disdain for Japanese culture to racism against the Japanese people. Sentiments of dehumanization have been fueled by the anti-Japanese propaganda of the Allied governments in World War II; this propaganda was often of a racially disparaging character. Anti-Japanese sentiment may be strongest in China, North Korea, and South Korea. due to atrocities committed by the Japanese. In the United States, anti-Japanese sentiment had its beginnings well before the Second World War.