Japanese American Immigration Fear Essay

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Fear causes people to do irrational things as proved in history. In the era of american immigration the nativist politicians were scared. In the era of progressivism the textile factory owners were scared. During the industrialization period it was the average worker who was scared, rather than the factory owner like in the immigration period. When americans forced the japanese-americans into internment camps, it was the american people that were scared. Fear affects everyone, and it leads people to do things that affect them and others as well, as shown with the nativist politicians, textile factory, average worker, and the american people. In the era of immigration, the nativist politicians were scared of the immigrants. The nativist politicians were scared of the immigrants. The politicians felt that the immigrants were a threat to them staying in power. To remain in power the politicians forced for laws such as the National Immigration Act of 1924, and the Chinese Exclusion Act to stay in power. They kept others out of the country, those seeking refuge, because they were afraid of losing their jobs. The nativist politicians did horrible things the immigrants, because they were scared of them and what they brought. In the progressive era, the textile factory owners were scared of the strikers.…show more content…
Franklin Roosevelt was scared of the japanese americans because the japanese air force bombed pearl harbor, and they were at war with the japanese. Due to this fear, Franklin Roosevelt locked up the japanese-american in internment camps. They victimized the japanese-americans calling them spies, traitors, and other unkind names, accusing them for things they didn 't do. The american government did horrible things to the japanese-americans, such as locking them in internment camps, and forcing them out of their
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