“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”-Adolf Hitler. Propaganda can completely change people's opinion or mindset about a subject or topic. Propaganda has the power to turn a complete lie into a truth. propaganda is used to influence people psychologically in order to alter social perceptions.On December 7, 1941, the United States entered World War II when Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Nearly 2403 people died from this attack.As a result of this attack, America categorized any Asians as part of the Japanese who attacked pearl harbor.
The establishing of the camps were issued by Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order 9066 which from 1942 to 1945 it was policy of the U.S Government that all people of Japanese descent to be moved and interned in isolated camps (internment camps). This executive order was enacted after the devastating attack on pearl harbor and the ensuing war with Japan. The executive order 9066 was established on February 19, 1942 with the intention of preventing espionage on American shores and the overall well being of the country. Military zones were created in California, Washington, and Oregon these states are with large Japanese populations, the order commanded relocation of Japanese Americans, this order affected the lives of 117,000 people the majority of these affected people were Japanese american citizens. Other countries did exactly what the united states did, the biggest one being Canada when they relocated 21,000 of their Japanese citizens from their west coast.
After the attack China declared war on Japan on December 9,1942. Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted the United States to be apart of this so he asked Congress to announce war against Japan to the American people. Eventually, Germany,Italy,Bulgaria,Hungary, and Romania issued war on the U.S. Because so many countries were involved this was the start of WW11. But because we lost so much oil and rubber, it would be a challenge for America to stand a chance against all of our opponents. Even then we were still picking up memories of Pearl Harbor a year later.
He cited this day as “a date which will live in infamy”. Because of an attack, more than 2,300 Americans lost their lives. After a few months later, on February 19, 1942, the Government announced that they’re going to interned Japanese Americans in concentration camps, passing an Executive order No. 9066. This order authorized the secretary of war to prescribe certain areas as military zones.
They completed their desire and made themselves look strong (at the moment) and killed many Americans. But in the end, the United States went and declared war on Japan, and the United States had won the WWII war. Japan may have looked strong for a while and they may have had Germany and Italy as their allies, but the United States came back with Great Britain, France, and Russia. So, in all, there is an agreement with President Franklin D. Roosevelt that they day Pearl Harbor attack will be “a day which will live in infamy” and hopefully the readers agree as well, and received the answers to the questions they had on why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. An interesting fact is two of the battleships were eventually repaired that they were able to return to the U.S. Navy’s fleet, these two resurrected battleships were the U.S.S West Virginia and the U.S.S California and they completely sank, but they were repaired and
Furthermore, the United States should do more to compensate the families of those impacted by internment because the recompense provided initially was minimal and should be considered an affront to the memory of the victims. Prior to World War II, the 127,000 Japanese-Americans along America’s west coast (Japanese American Relocation and Internment Camps) were considered just another immigrant group coming to America searching for a better life. However, with the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, this perception soon saw a drastic change. The attack on the US Naval base on December 7th, 1941 left many casualties in its wake. In total over 2,400 were dead, and over 1,000 were injured in the onslaught; the attack also saw the destruction of eight battleships, three light cruisers and destroyers, and four other naval vessels (Civil Rights, Japanese Americans).
The counter-arguments were that the Japanese were already defeated and so ‘why was it necessary to drop the bomb?”. Especially the second type, as evidence suggests that the Japanese were already defeated. Bombing and killing the innocent people shouldn’t ever be justified, however, it was a war and the American government did warn the Japanese about the consequences of continuing the fight. On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb enriched with uranium, coded “Little boy”, was dropped over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The project was coded ‘Trinity’ when the first and only testing of ‘Little boy’ was on July 16th, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
I strongly disagree with the internment of Japanese-Americans because it was unconstitutional, the Japanese-Americans showed loyalty by volunteering to fight in the 442nd combat team, and because of the hypocrisy of the situation. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941 brought the United States into World War II. This brought worry and disgust from American citizens, towards the Japanese Americans and caused the passing of Executive Order 9066. The executive order imprisoned 110,000 of citizens in internment camps. Internment is a less ruinous word then prison.
The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastated the people of these cities. This, however, ended the conflict between the U.S. and Japan, but was it a good idea for the U.S.? Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, and over one-hundred fifty thousand people were killed in the atomic bombings of Japan. The bombings by the United States were necessary because Japan was a powerful adversary that the United States needed to overcome in order to defeat Germany. They had started World War Two and put the Jewish people and gypsies and people they deemed not good enough for society in concentration camps.
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.