The internment of Japanese Americans during WWII was not justified. After Pearl Harbor, many Americans were scared of the Japanese Americans because they could sabotage the U.S. military. To try and solve the fear President Franklin D Roosevelt told the army in Executive order 9066 to relocate all Japanese Americans living on the West Coast. They were relocated to detention centers in the desert. Many of them were in the detention centers for three years. The camps that the Nisei’s were sent to were not pleasant for them. The camps had no air conditioning, heating, water, or plumbing. They were built quickly therefore not sturdy or clean. They were located in deserts and sand would get through the holes overnight. The Nisei’s at the camp did not have good food because they were eating what the army ate and it was not what they were used to …show more content…
Their civil rights were violated because they took away everything that they had and they were an American citizens. Even though they were born in the U.S. they were still put into camps as American citizens. Even though this violated their civil rights they still did what they were told because most of the were truly American citizens. “The internment of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II sparked constitutional and political debate” (national archives). When they were sent to the camps many Nisei’s had lost their homes, their pets, some even lost family, and businesses. Many of them lost their families when they were put in their camps because some of their family would go to different camps than other. People had to sell their businesses quickly or have someone take care of it so they could make some money before they had to leave. People had to give up their pets because they did not allow pets in the camps. They could only take what they could carry. “Families left behind homes, businesses, pets, land, and most of their belongings.”
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Roosevelt, “this order authorized the forced removal of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to "relocation centers" further inland – resulting in the incarceration of Japanese Americans.” This order forced many Japanese to leave their homes and businesses and live in cramped, unsanitary internment camps. Where racial prejudice was being used by the United States to rationale Executive Order 9066. This order rationale was based on the government's belief; with no true evidence, that Japanese-Americans were potential spies and saboteurs, and it allowed for the mass internment of innocent Japanense-American citizens based on their ancestry where over 120,000 innocent Japanese-American lives were forced to move in internment war camps.
Not only did the suffer physically, but they suffered mentally and psychologically as well. Shock and fear spread to the Japanese-Americans as a direct result of the internment
The government then imprisoned over 100,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps in fear of them becoming traitors. They had also taken any radios and kept them away from the coast. Japanese american men were allowed to fight in the war but only in europe not in the pacific. The japanese americans made supplies for the troops when they were in the camps. The camps were crowded and provided poor living conditions.
They were put into internment camps due to Americans believing that they were all dangerous. This was because of Pearl Harbor. It made Japanese Americans feeling like they were all at fault, when they clearly were not. When it all started, anyone of Japanese descent was terrified to be taken to a camp, or worse. They were being arrested left and right, sometimes for things they didn't even do.
The Internment Camps were simply war camps to protect the United States from any terror attacks. The internment Camps affected the United States by putting Japanese-American citizens in camps and showing a very dark side of the United States. It all started with the Pearl Harbor attacks on December 7th, 1941. You could say the United States was beyond furious with the actions of Japan. Which clearly set off the government.
All the rights and freedom that the United States provides was taken away from them. They were given a list as to what the were allowed to bring; somewhat like a list you were given before going to church camp. However, this camp was not an enjoyable one. The pets they had were killed or given away because they listened to what their government told them to do. The unamed mother gave the cat to the neighbors which symbolizes what the Japanese did when they were sent to Internment Camps.
President Roosevelt put Japanese internment into place in the February after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Titled as the Executive Order 9066 This order directly affected more than 110,000 Japanese men women and children based in the U.S., two-thirds of which were American citizens Japanese based in Hawaii however are exempted from this because the Japanese made up nearly 40% of the population and the economy would suffer too greatly if all had been imprisoned. Back in the states, especially out west in California, several Japanese families owned large farms and when the executive order is established these farms are essentially lost except for those that are bought from the central government
The relocation was ordered by the President of the US which was in this time FDR also known as Franklin D. Roosevelt and by an act of congress. the Japanese- American also known as Nisei (which is children born to the Issei, they were automatically U.S citizens)and the Japanese Aliens who were called Issei ( People born in Japan who moved to the U.S and settled there ) were moved to the interments camps. Also discrimination played a major role in the internment camps , economies and jealousy did also many people from California were jealousy of the economic suches that the Japanese- American farms and store owners enjoyed. Japanese Americans during the relocation era were accused of Pearl Harbor, only because they are Japanese they don’t even question or ask them why are they related with the event on Pearl Harbor. Just because they were Japanese they posed a threat to the American society and many of the Japanese were already American citizens and this event of the Internment camps was incredible because the US is founded on personal rights and
Franklin D. Roosevelt was a president people believed served in a traumatic era. Many events such as multiple acts being passed, World War II, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. After the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, FDR felt no sympathy for Japan and felt they were a threat to national security. FDR wanted safety and assurance for the national security, and Japanese American internment camps granted him that. Mentioned in Franklin D. Roosevelt Authorizes Japanese Internment: February 19, 1942, "It was in this climate of anti-immigrant sentiment that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor occurred.
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.
Because of this horrible event, the innocent Japanese people living in America were looked upon suspiciously, especially in the West. The Japanese were relocated to internment camps, and were revoked of their natural rights. They were treated terribly during this event, and their experiences in the camps irrevocably changed the lives of many Japanese Americans. The magazine article “Behind Barbed Wire” by Kristin Lewis gives great credibility to this statement, along with the short video
After the Japanese dropped bombs on Pearl Harbor, hatred towards japanese Americans in America grew. Many people thought they were spies for Japan that were trying to take down the government. They viewed this sector of the population as dangerous. So, to eliminate the threat, Executive Act 9066 was passed. Along with a court case, the result was the creation and legalization of Japanese internment camps.
On December 7, of 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, inevitably marking the entrance of the United States in World War II. Nearly ten weeks after, on February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Thus authorizing the relocation of any American citizen with Japanese descent, away from their homes and businesses. By June, more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were sent away to remote areas, created purely by the military to segregate them from other races in the United States. For more than two years, these American citizens were forced to live in isolated areas with difficult living conditions and harsh treatment by their military guards.
How would you feel if one day you were told to leave your whole life behind to live in captivity just because people halfway across the world did something wrong? This horror story was all too true for the thousands of Japanese Americans alive during World War II. Almost overnight, thousands of proud Japanese Americans living on the west coast were forced to leave their homes and give up the life they knew. The United States government was not justified in the creation of Japanese internment camps because it stripped law-abiding American citizens of their rights out of unjustified fear.
When put into the Japanese Internment Camps, Japanese-Americans were held at gunpoint and forced to leave their homes. After they were released from the camps, Japanese-Americans didn’t have a home to go back to. Not to mention the fact that the Nazi Concentration Camps left survivors mentally damaged and some mentally and physically disabled while the Japanese Internment Camps left survivors in a stable condition. In the Nazi Concentration Camps, prisoners were used as test subjects and those who did survive were left mentally or physically disabled. Even then,