How would you feel if one day you were told to leave your whole life behind to live in captivity just because people halfway across the world did something wrong? This horror story was all too true for the thousands of Japanese Americans alive during World War II. Almost overnight, thousands of proud Japanese Americans living on the west coast were forced to leave their homes and give up the life they knew. The United States government was not justified in the creation of Japanese internment camps because it stripped law-abiding American citizens of their rights out of unjustified fear.
Japanese Crucible Clarence Drewa Hour: Last Over 127,00 U.S. citizens were imprisoned during World War 2 just because of having japanese ancestry. Putting the Japanese Americans into internment camps shows how there was hatred and unjust behavior towards one another in America. This is also shown in Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible”.
Japanese Internment Camps - Persuasive Argument On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base located near Pearl Harbor at Honolulu, Hawaii. After the bombing, Japanese Americans were sent off to internment camps due to President Franklin Roosevelt’s decision on releasing Executive Order 9066. Even though the U.S government’s decision was meant to benefit the country’s safety from more attacks by the Japanese, my strong belief is that Executive Order 9066 was not justifiable towards Americans.
Over a staggering 120,000 United States citizens were held captive during World War II. What was there crime? Being from Japanese ancestry. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Many Americans were scared of another attack.
On December 7, 1941, imperial Japan attacked Pearl Harbor without warning. From this day on, Americans feared another attack from Japan. In response, President Roosevelt signed an executive order that forced Japanese Americans into internment camps, these actions were influenced by lobbyist. In addition, the attack on Pearl Harbor was used as justification for his action. In Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter, the main protagonist Hester Prynne is charged with adultery.
Japanese internment camps made us question who was really an American and it relates to today’s issues. Internment camps were similar to concentration camps or prison and Japanese-Americans were put into them. Even though they were considered Americans, they were still treated unfairly by other Americans. So who is American?
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.
On December 7, 2941, Japanese had drop bombs on the ships anchored in the U.S naval base of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Many ships and planes were destroyed and 1,178 soldiers and sailor wounded and 2,388 killed from this attack. Two months after the attack, U.S President Franklin D, Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-American to evacuate the West Coast. This resulted in 120,000 Japanese ancestry, both alien and non-alien, to be evaluated to one of ten internment camps located across the country.
Being whisked away to a strange prison for an attack you took no part in doesn’t seem like something the Great United States would do to someone. However, in late 1941 the Japanese-Americans are relocated from their homes to internment camps because of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the book the reader gets an in-depth view of a family being relocated from their home in Barkley, California to the Topaz War Relocation Center in Central Utah. The reader easily sees the injustices the family suffers through the drastic changes in setting.