In 1942, hysteria broke out after the bombing of Pearl Harbor removing 120,000 people from their daily lives. This is not the first time hysteria broke loose in history, such as when the Salem Witch Trial occurred in 1692. The hysteria of the internment of Japanese-Americans occurred because when people feel threatened, they usually take action.
I do not think that Roosevelt 's actions were justified in the internment of Japanese-American citizens, because there was very little evidence that the Japanese citizens were a threat to the rest of America. The Executive Order 9066 led to a lot of changes for Japanese-American citizens. The Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Roosevelt two weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and this authorized the removal of any or all people from military areas "as deemed necessary or desirable." This affected the Japanese-American citizens because the military then defined the entire West Coast, which was home to the majority of Japanese-Americans, as a military area. This then led them to relocate to internment camps, built by the U.S military in scattered locations around the country. For the next two and a half years, many of these Japanese-American citizens endured poor living conditions are poor treatment by their military guards, along with the rest of the country.
As a kid, I’ve heard about Japanese internment and it captivated me. My grandma would tell me how life was like in the internment camp. My fascination with Japanese internment lead me to choose it for National History Day. I wanted to learn more about this important mark in US History. My grandparents, Tom Inouye and Jane Hideko Inouye were put through this so I decided what better way to learn about it while presenting it as a project.
Throughout the history of our country hatred has been common, as Immigrants enter our homeland they are looked down upon and thought of people who are “destroying” this nation. All these new people coming in are only seeking new opportunities but are discouraged by other because of their ancestry. Humanity’s unjust behaviors can be seen in two different aspects of America 's history, we first see it in the internment of the Japanese Americans during WWII and the period of the Salem Witch trials. Arthur Miller’s dramatized play, The Crucible can be correlated to the event of Pearl Harbor because of the similarities between the Japanese Americans and the characters in the play; they both demonstrate the lives of civilians being ruined, a mass hysteria caused by fear of their neighbors, and lack of a just court system.
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.
No innocent people like the Japanese Americans should have been punished or looked as bad people because of their ancestry. The bombing of Pearl Harbor caused the U.S. to fear the Japanese Americans, so they placed them in internment camps. Japanese Americans shouldn’t of been punished because most of them were born and raised on the West Coast. The condition of the camps were often not pleasant. Japanese Americans were viewed as alien and untrustworthy, and isolated from others. Life of a Japanese American was harsh and scary because you never knew what the mad people would do.
Following the start of World War II and due to bad advice and popular opinion, President Roosevelt's executive order 9066 went into effect. This order began the marshalling of over 100,000 Japanese Americans into internment camps. Camps were located throughout the most harshest western states. This order was enacted to protect the Japanese Americans from harm by the hands of Americans. It was also ordered to prevent any type of espionage because it was believed the Japanese Americans may still have allegiance to their farmer homeland of Japan. Many Americans were worried that people of Japanese heritage, would become spies or saboteurs for Japan. The United States
“It was December 7th 1941 Pearl Harbor was just bombed, and America doesn 't know what to do but declare war on Japan.” “Making them officially in WWII”. “America is afraid that there are Japanese spies planted all over America.” “The result was to dehumanize all Japanese Americans by putting them in special camps called Internment Camps.” “Basically America 's Concentration camps, but not as hash.”
There are many different types of camps in the world but there are two different types of camps that can be considered the same thing, there is Japanese Internment camps and there is Nazi Concentration camps. Japanese Internment camps and Nazi Concentration camps are two different things. One of the camps was made just to contain the Japanese until they sweared their allegiance. The other was made to kill the jews and make them work until they can no longer, witch ever comes first.
The Japanese were the first immigrants to come across the Pacific Northwest in 1880s. They came here to America because there was a high demand for immigrant work, the amount of money they paid was so low. Time had pass and the Japanese helped construct the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and more. The Japanese were treated horrible due to their appearance; they cannot buy any land. There was much hate in this generation. Years later Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Why did it happened? America declared an embargo on japan; they stopped sailing them petroleum. Two months later on February 19, 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066, this meant that all Japanese
Throughout history, hysteria and aberration have contributed to events in which justice was not necessarily reached. In the early 1940s, the American government relocated and confined those of Japanese descent in response to growing fear that they may potentially assist their native country in an attack on America after the Pearl Harbor attack. Similarly, in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, a multitude of innocent people were accused of and convicted for witchcraft due to their abnormality in the strict Puritan society and the greedy nature of their neighbors. The unfair and The Japanese internment and relocation has significant similarities to the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.
December 1941 acted as a catalyst for one of the worst atrocities in history. When Japan bombed America’s naval base at Pearl Harbor, they set off an effect that would leave a vast majority of Americans fearful for when the next attack may occur on their homeland. At the face of pressure, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that would forcibly remove those of Japanese ancestry from their households, and place them into internment camps. Many Japanese were given less than a week to pack up the lives they have grown accustomed to. Over 110,000 Japanese and Japanese American citizens were stripped of their freedom and forced to relocate. It could be said that many factors went into this immoral choice. One could argue
Picture this, thousands of people forced to leave everything behind to live in internment camps. On February 19, 1942, this nightmare became a reality for Japanese Americans living on the West Coast. Before this, on December 7th, 1941, Japan attacked the naval bases in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This act of war by Japan killed over 2,400 and injured 1,000 Americans. Shortly afterward, the United States involved itself in World War II. Then, on February 19, 1942, an executive order, or a law passed from the president went into effect. Executive Order 9066 made the internment of all Japanese Americans living on the West Coast constitutional. The internment of Japanese Americans was not justified because
camps made to separate these people from the rest of the U.S. The bombing of Pearl Harbor by
During the second World War there many camps establish throughout both the U.S and Europe; these camps where consisted on concentration camps and internment camps which were both made for the purpose of imprisoning or holding many people. We learned of the concentrations camps from the book; Night by Elie Wiesel. This story is a first person account of the life within the confines of a concentration camp from the eyes of Elie himself. Both concentration camps and internment camps were terrible, unethical places during the war, but the suffering caused by them was not enclosed to the camps themselves.