Peace Within Internment Camps As John Lennon once said, “Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away” (Lennon). Although not all Japanese-Americans were spies, there were many to watch out for in the United States. President Roosevelt signed an executive order that led to the relocation of the Japanese to internment camps in order to keep America safe and have the descendants from Japan prove their loyalty to the country, but it also created opportunities for the Japanese years later. Japanese-Americans suffered mistreatment throughout the whole war. They could not become citizens, own land, or vote.
However Mexico has been able to get more land than America did, so the US has no reason to make fun of them or go to war. American citizens also started trespassing onto California, even though they knew it was not their land. They started to take it over without Mexico knowing.“The Anglo-Saxon foot is already on (California’s) borders...armed with the and the rifle, and marking its trail with schools and colleges, courts and representative halls, mills and meeting- houses” (O’Sullivan 323). Polk also somewhat wanted Texas, but the land he was really after was California. This evidence shows that if the US won Texas then Texas could help them win over California.
After the labor unions won, workers worked less, and they still had the same salary. However, the economic crises in 1837 collapsed the labor unions because of economic hard times, and with immigrants coming in surplus willing to work for cheap, regular people could not compete and thus had to work at the beckon of the factories. Labor unions worked when the economy was resilient, but when the economy was shocked, everyone was too afraid of demanding more when there were those willing to work for
I think the Mexican immigrant group can be compared to the Chinese immigrant group. The Chinese came to the U.S in the middle of the 19 century and then the Mexican who came at the end of the 19th century. Both groups both faced discrimination and worked as laborer. Also, they came possibility to creating opportunities for their families that were not possible in their home country. For example, the Mexican immigrants said that they do not want their children to suffer like they did and work long hours.
I, personally, agree with those who say that the internment of Japanese-American citizens was unnecessary and immoral. It’s never okay to force citizens to abandon all their land, jobs, belongings (etc.) and make them live in an internment camp based solely on their racial background, religion, etc. It’s a violation of their civil liberties and first amendment rights. And above all stated in the previous sentence, the internment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940’s was just unethical and
The internment of Japanese Americans was not justified because there was little evidence suggesting they were a threat. The people were left financially ruined as they lost their homes, businesses, and land. Prior to the war, people of the Japanese were a valuable element in the population. They were law-abiding citizens who contributed to the contributed to the arts, agriculture, and many actually joined the armed forces. Thousands of Japanese workers helped construct the Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Oregon Short Line and other railroads in the Columbia River Basin.
Roosevelt changed America with the New Deal. Yes, it failed its utmost purpose of being created but it did refine economic security and stability. The New Deal made numerous jobs and if it wasn’t for America being the employer of citizens, millions of people would have been unable to provide from themselves and their families. Unemployment rates moderately decreased but profuse numbers of individuals were still jobless. When, the New Deal helped workers, it excessively favored white males.
American citizen Fred Korematsu refused to comply with interment orders and was convicted of violating military orders and taken to an internment camp. Korematsu appealed his case to the Supreme Court. He claimed that he was given no due process, and that the Fifth Amendment guaranteed him a fair trial. He also noted that no judge or jury had convicted Korematsu of a crime, and no evidence suggested that Korematsu posed a threat to the security of the nation. Korematsu also pressed that this was an act of racial discrimination in that military leaders were displaying racist motivations against Japanese Americans, and the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed him equal protection as an American-born citizen despite his cultural background.
Jackson is basically lying saying it will enable them to pursue happiness in their own way but the natives didn’t get there own way since the US signed the treaty of New Echota that took away the land. The natives were constantly fighting back against there removal. In the Cherokee letter protesting the treaty the stated, "The instrument in question is not the act of our nation; we are not parties to its covenants; it has not received the sanction of our people." So saying it will enable them in their own way is a complete lie the government was using to make it sound like the Indian removal act was a good thing. The US never got the ok from the natives to give up the
The mindset of the feared Americans was incorrect, but they saw no other option besides internment camps. They were told about the Japanese spies and since it was World War II, the citizens were in a panic. But, the internment camps were not for the best. It affected many Japanese Americans negatively, and ruined businesses and lives. The internment of the Japanese American citizens forced the relocation and incarceration of about 120,000 people.
The American Dream, the idea that lures in thousands of foreigners into the Uniteds States yearly. The hopes of second chances, profound prosperity, success by hard work and new beginnings. In the Grapes of Wrath by John Stainflied and The jungle by Uptown Sinclair, both families in t his book are not exception. Soon, these immigrants learn the disastrous effects of being “ lower class” under the rich, the government and the landowners. Both themes___ the idea that the most damage was not done by those of authority, but in reality the most damage both families suffered was their own inclination to exploit one another and corrupt themselves in time of difficulty.
Around the time of the war, it is said that 1300 foreign – born settlers were occupying parts in California. The majority of them were American and European descent entering without due authorization however only one forth became actual Mexican citizens (Cherny, 2005) According to Cherny “They did not realize that many of the immigrants had no intention of assimilating into the Californio society. They did not learn Spanish, rejected the Catholic faith, and brought their own families with them instead of intermarrying with the Mexican population” (Cherny, 2005, pp. 92). What the government did not realize is how vulnerable they left themselves with all the new people entering their land, and what would happen to the original
Many people assume that undocumented immigrants are taking jobs away from other Americans and then in turn hurting the economy. But in reality The contributions by the generations of immigrants have helped this country to build economy, and made America grow. A Day without a Mexican" is a film about a mysterious fog surrounds the boundaries of the state of California. Then, the entire Hispanic population disappears without a trace. and all the Mexicans disappear, affecting the economy and the state stops working missing the Mexican workers and dwellers.This causes quite the disruption on the personal, economic and cultural levels.
Younger internees could continue their schooling in the relocation center’s own school. Many internment camps had mess halls with long lines, where you brought your own silverware. This was a much different life than the inhabitants of the camps were used to. Exe parto Endo, a US Supreme Court decision handed down in December of 1944, unanimously ruled that the US could not persist to detain any citizens who were “concededly loyal”. This cleared the way for the release of the Japanese Americans who were interned during the early days of World War
For instance, George Tsugawa, a former internee, says he has no hard feelings, and that the internment camps made them better people (Murphy 5). As a result, many Issei and Nissei, somewhat praise the internment camps and learned from it, rather than revolting or thrashing on the U.S. government. As a matter of fact, Jeanne Wakatsuki, actually returned to Manzanar, the camp she was in, and she had a different perspective after her trip (Houston 138). Before this action, Jeanne wasn’t able to tolerate the fact that her family had to suffer the camp; but now she was able to accept it, she looked at a more positive viewpoint, and now she is able to talk about it with her kids. To conclude, Woody Wakatsuki, became the head of his family when his dad was evacuated; he became a carpenter in the camp, and kept his family in check (Houston 60).