Though the American Government was afraid that Japanese Americans potential saboteurs, they were not justified for interning them because it was not fair to blame a whole society on a small portion action’s, the families were not provided with the proper care and attention, and the Japanese-American children were faced with racism that they may have not been able to handle. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the whole Japanese-American group now had to face the consequence when they didn’t partake in the crime. In the text, Jeanne states, “To the FBI every radio owner was a
The relocation of the Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II was said to be “one of the most flagrant violations of civil liberties in American history”. According to an official survey of 1940 approximately 127,000 people of Japanese ancestry lived in the United States, the majority of which living on the West Coast and a third being born in Japan. Some of these people could not own land, become American citizens or vote. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, rumors started to spread which was fueled by race discrimination, of a plot among Japanese Americans to sabotage the war effort. In the early 1942, the Roosevelt administration was pressured to remove Japanese people from the West Coast by seeking to eliminate Japanese competition, politicians hoping to gain something for standing against an unpopular group and military
As well as the fact that many Japanese held dual citizenship, meaning they were able to travel freely throughout both America and Japan. This worried many officials, leading to the suspicion that Japanese-Americans had been conspiring against the United States from under their very noses, thinking that perhaps maybe the enemy lie in the very grounds of which they slept. Furthermore leading to the legalization of Executive order 9066 by the Supreme Court. It has been pointed out that Japanese-Americans had been singled out and punished due to the fact that they were the only ones among the axis nations that had attacked the United States. Even though no record records that any Japanese-Americans ever rebelled against the United States, during that time no one could be sure, (Point/Counterpoint: The Japanese-American
Japanese American were one of the major sources of labor, main forces to the agriculture and some families even had their own lands. This order prevented them to work which cut down the large amount of experience labors and decreased the tax collections. In addition, because of Japanese did not have enough of time to prepare for the relocation, they had to sell their home with the cheap price which reduce the competition of land market. The housing price and labor sources were unstable, and weak. Many families lost their homes, farms, jobs and other properties.
Furthermore, the United States should do more to compensate the families of those impacted by internment because the recompense provided initially was minimal and should be considered an affront to the memory of the victims. Prior to World War II, the 127,000 Japanese-Americans along America’s west coast (Japanese American Relocation and Internment Camps) were considered just another immigrant group coming to America searching for a better life. However, with the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, this perception soon saw a drastic change. The attack on the US Naval base on December 7th, 1941 left many casualties in its wake. In total over 2,400 were dead, and over 1,000 were injured in the onslaught; the attack also saw the destruction of eight battleships, three light cruisers and destroyers, and four other naval vessels (Civil Rights, Japanese Americans).
Not only they could democratize and demilitarize the country, but also the United States managed to maintain its superpower and prevent the emergence of another hegemon. In fact, the American occupation of Japan was beneficial for Japan as well because the new constitution enabled the country to be more liberal and respect the wills of its individuals, resulting to be a good example of Americanization. Moreover, the United States did not exploit Japan during the occupation as they wanted to represent themselves as a democratic country and make it their value universal. Their occupation had a merit to maintain the social order of Japan because they kept the Emperor intact even after the unconditional surrender. The outcome might have been worse after the war if the United States decided to execute the emperor because there were still people in Japan who worship him as if he is their god.
The Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, authorized for land to be established as military zones for the deportation of Japanese Americans into internment camps. The deportation of Japanese Americans was a pusillanimous act ridden by the fear that Japanese American people would act a saboteurs for the Japanese government. Without concrete evidence, innocent lives were led astray solely because of their Japanese ancestry. Japanese Americans were surmised as still remaining undeniably loyal to their ancestral home instead of America, despite that many Japanese Americans were still regarded as “aliens” in the first place. The federal government [at the time] claimed it was merely out of concern for America’s safety but it still cannot be denied that Japanese Americans were stripped of their constitutional rights without contrition or true reflection.
The American people thought of the Japanese Americans as a security risk in the event of a Japanese invasion of the American mainland. State representatives took notice to the problems this hysteria was causing and put pressure on President Roosevelt to take action against those of Japanese descent living in the United States. On February 19th, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This order instated the relocation of all 127,000 American citizens
Gyuyeon Kwon World History 10 Robert Givich Oct 25, 2015 Imperialism in South Korea Is it possible to say that Japan gave Korea some advantages during Japanese colonial rule? From 1910 to 1945, Korea was under Japanese rule, and it is often said that “Japanese colonial rule was a deeply ambivalent experience for Koreans”(CENTURY). Moreover, some people might think Japan definitely gave some positive effects to Korea, because Korea in nowadays is developed after undergoing Japanese colonial era. However, it is hard to determine Japan helped Korea to develop thanks to their invasion and practices. The reason why it is not completely proper to say Korea was supported by Japan is, even though Korea became advanced and modernized, they were terribly