How Are Japanese Internment Camps Justified

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In my opinion, the United states was not justified in its policy of keeping Japanese Americans in internment camps. These people were Americans just like those who chose to put them in camps. By singling out these people in camps, the government essentially legitimized racism against them. Most of them had committed no crimes against the United States. Most of them had not involved in the planning of any crimes against the United States. The United States felt as if you were any sort of Japanese descent then you should be held in the camps for safety reasons. Shortly after being bombed, President Roosevelt put out an executive order for any person with Japanese ancestry to report to civilian assembly centers which was later known as the Internment camps. On a short notice, many were forced to close their businesses, abandon their farms and homes, and move into internment camps. Some of them were sent to Japan, and others were moved eastward to other parts of the United States outside of the exclusion zones. A number even enlisted with the United States Army. But most simply endured their internment in frustrated resignation, Until January 1944 when a court case released them. By 1946 they were all shut down and the United States …show more content…

There is no justification as to why the Japanese-American people were treated the way that they were treated. The people in these camps were not all Pro Japanese or Anti-American. A lot of these people were innocent civilians, including women and children. They didn 't contribute to any of the attacks in any way, shape, form, or fashion, yet they were forced to be tortured. Japanese-Americans did not have proper accessibility to healthcare, basic necessities such as food and clothing, or even proper sleeping conditions. How could the United States be justified in something so horrific and

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