Japanese-Americans During WWII

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Japan started World War Two because they were going through an economic crisis and believed that China had oil, which was what they needed. That was the start of Japan’s involvement, which over time progressed to the other countries. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 which blindsided America. The U.S decided to move all Japanese-Americans and relocate them to a designated area to protect the U.S from the possibility of any Japanese-Americans helping Japan from the U.S. These actions would change the life of Japanese-Americans forever. Some minority’s during the war came out on top. Women made a huge impact that would have the most social and political progress during the war.
During World War two a lot of the minorities living within the American population experienced the most social and political progress during the war. Even before the war, Women who worked in traditional female jobs were young and single.
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During the war the economy needed workers in many different areas. The government introduced the Bracero Program (Bracero is Spanish for worker) in 1942 that helped farmers in the southwest overcome the labor shortage. The federal government arranged for Mexican farm workers to help in the harvest. Over 200,000 Mexican workers came to the U.S. to help in the harvest. Many Mexicans who helped in the harvest also helped build and maintain railroads. Just like everything in the world theirs always advantages and disadvantages. Violence erupted in the Latino community also. The most vicious incident was the “zoot-suit riots” in Los Angeles in the spring of 1943. They were called “zoot-suitors” — young teens dressed in baggy pants and long-tailed coats. Then, for ten nights in June, sailors went into Mexican-American neighborhoods and ruthlessly attacked anyone wearing a zoot suit, tearing the clothes off their bodies and viciously beating

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