Forty years later, the Civil Liberties Act was issued preventing something like this from ever happening again. As part of the Civil Liberties Act, an apology was issued to all Japanese Americans that had been victims of Executive Order 9066 and each victim received $20,000 (Burns). The country will forever be changed because of Executive Order 9066. Thousands of lives were uprooted and forever changed because of the fear that was gripping the country. American citizens were treated like prisoners because of their Japanese background.
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.
Over 127,000 United States citizens were imprisoned during World War II. Their crime? Being of Japanese ancestry. In 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor close to Honolulu, Hawaii This then caused World War II. The United State’s government then built isolation camps and made the japanese citizens stay in these camps.
Their basic liberties and Constitutional rights were stripped (Denn, Benjamin. "Japanese-American Rights in Regard to Internment”, iamanamerican.weebly.com ). For instance, any Japanese suspected of espionage were arrested and detained without a trial, clearly violating due process and the seventh amendment of the United States constitution(Denn, Benjamin, iamanamerican.weebly.com ). In addition, their homes were raided by the FBI, and many of their possessions were confiscated, therefore violating the fourth amendment(Denn, Benjamin, iamanamerican.weebly.com ). Their Religion, Shintoism, was suppressed, conditions in the camps were horrible, Japanese Americans were denied the right to vote, and could not even speak (Denn, Benjamin, iamanamerican.weebly.com ).
The following events caused the tensions to raise between Japan and The United States of America which led up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Internment of Japanese Americans. They are the Rape of Nanking and the sudden stop of U.S exports to Japan. In the 1930s Japan, had become very nationalistic, militaristic, and desired for more land to expand the population. So, Japan went to China and conquered Manchuria, Northern China, then most of China, and eventually Southeast Asia. This help Japan get out of its economic crisis but soon a very tragic and horrendous even took place.
When Pearl Harbor was attacked, Japanese Americans were suspected of spying on the US Government and selling information to Japan. This was enough reason for President Franklin D. Roosevelt to authorize the deportation and incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans, using Executive Order 9066. This was not justified, and was not fair, to the Japanese Americans. 62% of the internees were United States citizens, and 99% of all Japanese Americans were not spies. Executive Order 9066 was an order signed and issued during World War II by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Stone asserted that racial discrimination was legitimate because "in time of war residents having ethnic affiliations with an invading enemy may be a greater source of danger than those of a different ancestry." Implications: More people skeptical/lose trust in US government, racial discrimination of Japanese, and in 1990, US government paid compensations to confined Japanese Changes: Similar case with Korematsu v. United States that is still upheld the constitutionally of Japanese internment camps during World War
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.
Over a staggering 120,000 United States citizens were held captive during World War II. What was there crime? Being from Japanese ancestry. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Many Americans were scared of another attack.
The treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II remains a dark shadow in American History. During the 1940s, tensions between the United States and Japan were steadily rising, creating strong anti-Japanese sentiment in the United States. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, many Americans began to suspect all Japanese-Americans of being disloyal and involved in espionage. As a response, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9099, which forced approximately 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, living in West Coast to relocate to one of seven inland states. When the need for political courage was pressing, only one politician stood up to the challenge: Governor Ralph L. Carr
The Japanese living on the west coast was placed in concentration camps. The type of concentration camp was just like being in prison, and the Japanese did get fed. The Japanese people were not trusted by the military because they were at war with the Japanese. Since the US was at war with the Japanese the military felt as though it would be beneficial to put the Japanese in concentration camps, to protect US citizens from terrorist attacks. The Constitutional issue is that it does not say anywhere in the Constitution that you cannot arrest someone because they are Japanese.
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.
In 1944, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the exclusion orders. The Court limited its decision to the validity of the exclusion orders, adding, "The provisions of other orders requiring persons of Japanese ancestry to report to assembly centers and providing for the detention of such persons in assembly and relocation centers were separate, and their validity is not in issue in this proceeding." The United States Census Bureau assisted the internment efforts by providing confidential neighborhood information on Japanese Americans. The Bureau 's role was denied for decades, but was finally proven in