It all started off with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this spelled trouble for the Japanese immigrants already settled in America. They worked hard to overcome discrimination and managed to establish small businesses and farms (Roosevelt, 1942, p. 112). Another reason for such the drastic measure taken, was the growing distrust in Japanese immigrants and their children. To justify taking the Japanese Americans, General John L. DeWitt was convinced that they were more loyal to their Japanese heritage than their American citizenship (Roosevelt, 1942, p. 112). Internment Camps Due to the lack of trust in the Japanese citizens and immigrants, President Kennedy ordered them all to be sent to detention camps.
The purpose of the the two camps were entirely different the Japanese Internment camps were used for the sole purpose of containing them in an area where they had food and shelter. They moved them because they were too close to crucial buildings, they were afraid that they would attack them and destroy their resources. Hitler had a plan to kill all of the everyone who was different, he also wanted to dig
Lastly with so many Americans losing their lives America officially joined World War II. After Japan had all but openly declared war on America, American citizens and military personnel were in an uproar. To add on to that unquenchable fury not only did Japanese Imperial Navy attack Pearl Harbor it also attacked all of the american outposts in the Pacific. After the japanese attacks on the american outposts Japan occupied all of the formerly american protected territory. Even more anger formed from the fact that japanese prison camps were notoriously cruel to the prisoners incarcerated therein.
World War II took place between 1939 and 1945, the war was against Germany, Japan and Italy, meanwhile when the war was taken place, in America some Japanese Americans were victims of discrimination and racism. All this discrimination, and racism increased right after Pearl Harbor (1941) because the government started to suspect that some of these Japanese Americans will sympathize with the Japan attack and progressive they would start to support them. During this period, those Japanese people who used to live in America were victims of a bad treatment of discrimination. The Americans took their rights away, they cannot became citizens or own land, after this around 120,000 Japanese Americans moved to prison camps around the country. This Japanese-American internment was just the separate of Japanese people from American people.
The Japanese internment camps are different from the Nazi concentration camps because of causing intentional harm or causing unintentional harm. The Nazi’s intentionally killed the Jews at the death camps, but the US didn 't intentionally kill any Japanese. The Nazis wanted to kill the Jews, they sent them to death camps, but the Americans just relocated the Japanese inland and all the Japanese death were from natural causes. The Nazis separated families to cause panic and pain, but the US kept the Japanese families together. Once the Jews got to the camps the men, women, and children reciprocated and did different jobs.
This disclosure of information shows how the media affects the American people as they started to go into a patriotic hysteria right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. "No joke. The real thing" are even said again by Bradley, which was for an emphasis purpose. For this reason, the mere boys who decided to enlist were unawares as to what they were about to get themselves into. What’s worse was the American civilians who supported them were fed false images of what the real war was by the
In 1942, policy makers of the United States, faced with an increasingly daunting threat from the west made a fateful decision to confine 120 thousand Japanese American citizens in internment camps, displacing thousands of families and creating an anti-Japanese sentiment that would persist in America for years to come. Not only was this morally wrong, it was factually incorrect that the our fellow citizens the Japanese Americans were disloyal as demonstrated by their heroism as American soldiers in the European theater.
The United State’s government then built isolation camps and made the japanese citizens stay in these camps. The Japanese- American Internment Camps impacted United States history through the rupture of the United States government and japanese citizens. The Japanese American Internment camps had a big impact on the United States because it caused separation between Japan and the United States (Daine 8,9). The United States was paranoid because of the large presence of Japanese on
Dropping of atomic bomb • Yes it was necessary It 's not about what’s right or wrong, it is war. It 's about protecting the US people, not the Japanese, protect your people and defend them, not the enemies. They were our enemy and would not surrender under our circumstances so we needed to do something about it. They all literally hated us too, school girls were trained to kill American soldiers because they assumed we would invade and they would want everyone who lived in Japan to fight against us. And when we did drop this bomb we made a statement not only to Japan but the world that we are not afraid to do what we have to do to protect our homeland and defeat our enemies.
Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbour in early December 1941, the American people were hesitant about joining World War II. However the attack which impacted the nation directly, ignited a desire for revenge on the Japanese. The attack sent the country into a panic, and the American government were not at all pleased with the unprovoked surprise attack. Thus, the use of racial stereotyping and dehumanising the Japanese, representing them as rats, became prominent during World War II. The American government used the attack on Pearl Harbour to demonise the Japanese in various different ways, creating a common hatred for their enemy nationwide.