Japan Internsment: The Aspects Of Japanese Internment

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On December, 7th, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. As a result the Americans decided to intern those of Japanese descent on the west-coast of the United States. The Japanese were uprooted from their homes and were relocated to internment camps where they would live their lives for the next 4 years. Japanese internment was a horrid act put upon those of Japanese ancestry in World War II, only using the common good as a reason to judge why the Japanese should be interned. The Civil liberties of the Japanese on the west-coast were more important than the common good because there was no valid evidence that the Japanese were planning an attack with their homeland. The Government illegally took away the Japanese’ civil rights, and it was unnecessary to remove the Japanese from their homes.
First of all, there was no valid evidence that the Japanese were planning an attack on the United States with their homeland. During the world war, a man by the name of John Lesesne DeWitt, accused the Japanese people to have sabotaged various American households and property. However, in the article Japanese Internment Camps, the author states, “To argue his case, DeWitt prepared a report filled with known falsehoods, such as examples of sabotage that were later revealed to be the result of cattle damaging power lines.” As the quote shows, DeWitt had presented evidence that was complete fiction, but the president still agreed with DeWitt’s recommendation to relocate the Japanese although his
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