Japanese American Internment Research Paper

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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. A majority of them believed in America and wanted to build a better future, to grow with America. There were, prior to December 7, 1941, Japanese spies on the island
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