Executive Order 9056 Essay

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How would you feel if you have to sell your house and move into a prison like camp in just a few days? Many Japanese had to experience this in 1941. The Japanese Americans got this unfair treatment because Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 during World War two. However, there are more factors that caused Executive Order 9066 (internment camps for Japanese people) in 1941. Economical, cultural, and political causal factors caused the congress to agree on Executive Order 9066. The first type of causal factor that caused Executive Order 9066 is economical. One quote that supports the claim in “Forgetting the Constitution “ is “Your parents must sell the car, the house, and almost all their possessions; because they do it so quickly, they will …show more content…

One detail that supports the claim is in “Forgetting the Constitution”. “In addition, the Japanese in America face a special problem. It is an old problem. It is racism” (Hakim). This detail supports the claim because it showed that the Americans disliked the Japanese (and Japanese Americans) before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This hate might stay with the Americans when they thought of the bombing, which might raise the likelihood of having internment camps for the Japanese. Another detail to support the claim is a picture entitled “Japs keep moving- This is a white man neighborhood” (Perfect U). This picture is a poster that was created by the Whites in 1906, which was 35 years before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This poster informed the audience that the Whites did not like the Japanese (and other Asians); and thought they should be excluded from their (Whites) society. However, the Whites did not exactly get their purpose done, so they might have used the bombing of Pearl Harbor as an excuse to separate the Japanese Americans from their society. This is how cultural causal factors caused the Japanese internment camps (Executive Order …show more content…

One detail to support the claim in “Forgetting the Constitution” is, “But they are of Japanese descent and United States is at war with Japan” (Hakim). This detail supports the claim because it tells the audience that United States was at war with Japan. War broke the trust of the two countries, and trust big cause of Executive Order 9066 because a big reason they were put into camps was because people suspected them as spies for Japan. Another detail to support the claim in “Forgetting the Constitution” is “A racist law prevents Japanese from becoming citizens” (Hakim). This detail supports the claim because it tells us that the government was against the Japanese Americans, just like the citizens. Without the protection from the laws, it would be easier for the congress to decide on passing Executive Order 9066. This is how political causal factors is the most important factor that led up to Executive Order

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