Then in 1988, the Civil Liberties Act was given as a formal acknowledgment of the injustice suffered by many Japanese Americans. In an effort to prevent any similar event from happening again, there was a lot of public education also done about the internment. So, the question is still, who should it be said of, it was “the darkest hour”? Some people have said it was justified because we didn’t know if they could be trusted. Some say it was breaking the constitution.
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
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. Furthermore, the United States should do more to compensate the families of those impacted by internment because the recompense provided initially was minimal and should be considered an affront to the memory of the victims.
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.
Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? If you were threatened by an individual, would you throw the first punch or wait for the attack. This is how Japan felt when they were trying to dominate Asia. On Sunday December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the United State’s biggest naval base, Pearl Harbor. This attack was a turning point for the United States because this was one factor that brought them into World War II to fight against the Axis Powers.
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.
This was caused by the obliteration of about 250,000 men, women, and children (“The Decision to Drop the Bomb”). It caused the devastation of the Japanese homeland as well as its economy. The distrust was also caused by the ultimatum given by the U.S. for Japan to surrender (“Japan Surrenders”). War should only pertain to defending the country’s homeland from foreign invaders, even if that means fighting them on their front. But it should not allow, encourage, or endorse destroying anything other than enemy soldiers, weapon factories, and weaponized vehicles.
At this time, the city’s population was approximately 250,000 people but the population grew quickly and in the 1930s there were more than a million people living in the city. A lot of those people were refugees that ran away from the Japanese armed forces which held an attack on China in 1831. After Shanghai became secured in the hands of the Japanese, in 1937, on the eleventh of November, their army invaded Nanking from all directions possible. On the 9th of December, a massive attack was launched by the Japanese troops after the defending troops of China did not follow to surrender. Three days after, the Chinese troops went to the opposite side of the Yangtze River.
In the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt did everything he could to upset the Japanese, showing them as an aggressor (he stopped all oil exports to Japan, frozen all Japanese assets, gave loans to Chinese nationalists and supported the English - both nations were enemies of Japan). Pacific fleets long before December 7 informed Washington about the various anticipated threats. On September 4, Roosevelt received a 26-page document from the Naval Intelligence Bureau, containing a "confidential" clause describing in detail the spy actions of the Japanese. Before the attack, an Australian secret services told Roosevelt about the Japanese fleet sailing towards Pearl Harbor. Roosevelt ignored it.
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.