Argumentative Essay On Japanese Internment Camps

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Japanese Americans were interned to camps for multiple reasons. Such as, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the war hysteria caused from the Japanese. The president declaring war on Japan had a huge part into internment too. During world war 2 between 110,000 and 120,000 people with Japanese ancestry were forced relocation into the Western interior of the United States. They stayed there from 1942 to 1945 due to executive order 9066. There civil rights as well as there freedom were taken away from them without choice.
A major impact that persuaded the government into interning Japanese Americans was the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In the article, Japanese Americans: The War at Home , the author Roger Daniels explains part of the issue, “On December 7, 1941, Japan launched a sneak attack on the
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Yes, war hysteria is often found during war although the Japanese that were living in the western area that was being interned had hardly held any threat. In the article, “Japanese-American Internment Camps During WWII”, the author J. Willard explains, “Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States was gripped by war hysteria. This was especially strong along the Pacific coast of the U.S., where residents feared more Japanese attacks on their cities, homes, and businesses. Leaders in California, Oregon, and Washington, demanded that the residents of Japanese ancestry be removed from their homes along the coast and relocated in isolated inland areas.” Not only where the Americans scared but so were all the innocent Japanese Americans. Many were scared because they had no knowledge of the bombing, they were threatened by the government. It says that they had no crimes held against them, however, they were sent away and locked up under the order of the government. They were the most public enemy with racist acts now pointing toward
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