Many of them were participants in strikes and other civic conferences. To the United States, this was an act of disobedience and as a punishment the Japanese Americans were put in higher security or in segregated areas. To test camp resident loyalty questionnaires were created. If they answered no, then the residents were placed in high maximum security. However, the resistance to follow orders was only the beginning of a new era for the Japanese’s American citizen.
It all started off with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this spelled trouble for the Japanese immigrants already settled in America. They worked hard to overcome discrimination and managed to establish small businesses and farms (Roosevelt, 1942, p. 112). Another reason for such the drastic measure taken, was the growing distrust in Japanese immigrants and their children. To justify taking the Japanese Americans, General John L. DeWitt was convinced that they were more loyal to their Japanese heritage than their American citizenship (Roosevelt, 1942, p. 112). Internment Camps Due to the lack of trust in the Japanese citizens and immigrants, President Kennedy ordered them all to be sent to detention camps.
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
Honda briefly described his experience during the internment camps in the beginning of the article. He strongly stated of how there was not a logical explanation of why the Americans were locking them up in the camps by providing facts that they were loyal to the United States and they were not any different from the Americans. After analyzing his argument, I conclude that his reasoning is valid. For example, if my home land, Vietnam, had attacked the United States and the government decided that they should lock me up
The Japanese Americans Looked like the enemy but felt like Americans. I think that this was a great story, but instead of locking people away, the president the president should have had under-cover policemen follow Japanese Americans around and acted like normal people because, the Japanese Americans couldn’t help how they looked, in the end the Japanese Americans were given money and an apology, which doesn’t make up for it but, it shows that the president at the time cared enough to apologize for it even though he had nothing to do with it. The other story is telling you how the 442nd team felt and how they gave the war their all and received the purple-hearts award. This text is interesting and shows how hardworking the team was, even with all the things going on in the United States.There are many similarities and differences, but is mainly telling you what several Japanese Americans went through and how they
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.
Not only this but many Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps to “protect the people of any harm”. Internment camps were camps which forced Japanese Americans to live in closed entries to “protect” America from harm. These camps violated their freedom and justified racism in American
We gave them multiple chances, and even then it still wasn 't enough time for us to have really considered what would happen to Hiroshima. By taking into consideration of other people, we will be able to avoid more catastrophic events like Hiroshima from happening again in the future. The decision to bomb Hiroshima is one of the most inhuman things America has done. “A hundred thousand people were killed by this bomb.” These were innocent lives lost to Americas inpatient decision to end the war. There have been arguments about how Japan couldn 't even deal that much damage to us at that point in the war that make bombing them seem like a wanted thing.
Their Religion, Shintoism, was suppressed, conditions in the camps were horrible, Japanese Americans were denied the right to vote, and could not even speak (Denn, Benjamin, iamanamerican.weebly.com ). These are clear violations of the first, fifteenth, and eighth amendments of the United States constitution. When Japanese Americans were placed in internment camps, they were never given a trial and were automatically viewed as guilty traitors. In addition, Japanese internees were forced to take a loyalty test, and if a person replied “no” to any of the questions, they were taken to Tule Lake, a maximum security camp (Denn, Benjamin, iamanamerican.weebly.com ). 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.
The Japanese living on the west coast was placed in concentration camps. The type of concentration camp was just like being in prison, and the Japanese did get fed. The Japanese people were not trusted by the military because they were at war with the Japanese. Since the US was at war with the Japanese the military felt as though it would be beneficial to put the Japanese in concentration camps, to protect US citizens from terrorist attacks. The Constitutional issue is that it does not say anywhere in the Constitution that you cannot arrest someone because they are Japanese.