Japanese Immigrants

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As you know, Japanese immigrants have voyaged a lengthy way at sea making them probably feel a bit uneasy about arriving somewhere they had no knowledge of and how the living style was going to be for them. Of course hearing about all the luxurious things like wealth, jobs, etc. They headed toward what they thought would be a better lifestyle for them since things weren’t going so good in Japan. In order to get to their destination, they journeyed together. They set sail after they arrived, wanting the best for their children and finding a job to support them.
Shortly after arriving, discrimination was a huge issue for the Japanese immigrants they were never truly accepted by the United States for not being loyal, and after the …show more content…

Moreover, railroads aided the first generation of immigrants known as Issei. As known, the Japanese immigrants started to work in the field of constructing railroads. “By 1907, they have comprised about 40 percent of Oregon’s total railroad labor force”. In result, they demanded a higher pay from all consumers.
During, this time the sugar beet industry has also started competing for their labor. Just to mention, Portland provided many things that were able to help most immigrants like wealth, jobs, etc. Later then, Japanese immigrants built churches (Buddhist and Methodist) and associations related to their culture. In the meantime, in the early 1900’s the states Utah and Idaho recruited the immigrants to work in farms. A few years later the Japanese traveled to the Northwest trying to find new labor and had the thought of having their, own farms. Issei had lots of farming experience so they thought it would help bring them up the economic ladder. Discrimination took a whole new turn towards the Japanese immigrants that they had to find land to lease to gain more autonomy over their …show more content…

Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066. On December 17, 1944, U.S. Major General Henry C. Pratt issued Public Proclamation No. 21, declaring that effective January 2, 1945, Japanese-American “evacuees” from the West Coast could return to their homes. During the course of World War II, 10 Americans were convicted of spying for Japan, but not one of them was of Japanese ancestry. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to recompense each surviving internee with a tax-free check for $20,000 and an apology from the U.S. government. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941, rumors spread, fueled by race prejudice, of a plot among Japanese-Americans to sabotage the war

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