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.
The Japanese-American relocation camps were not a mistake. It was a disgusting choice and is a dirty move. The government was obviously being apathetic. They made this disgusting decision to put Japanese-Americans into a precarious camp. Then they gave them some old, sleazy clothes to were and totally destroyed there ways of doing things.
How would you feel if you were punished for something you didn’t do? This is what happened to many Japanese Americans. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the Americans lost trust with the Japanese Americans. There were many events that caused the Japanese internment camps, not just the Pearl Harbor attack. Political pressure was also a big factor.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the start of World War II for the U.S, the government decided that, to keep this country safe, to imprison all people of japanese heritage in internment camps. Japanese Americans were forced to sell their land and most of their belongings and travel on buses to where they would live for the next 5 years. They were forced into quickly built camps, and sometimes forced to build the place they were living in. Most of the living quarters were repurposed horse stables, and multiple families were crowded together in them. In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rescinded Executive Order 9066, shutting down the camps.
Several years ago, I found myself riding in the passenger seat of my family’s car, riding west towards Canton, Mississippi. At around four o-clock that morning, my mom had received a phone call from the hospital regarding her father, who had been admitted that morning after accidentally overdosing on his numerous medications. A few minutes later, we were on the road to Mississippi. When we finally arrived in Mississippi, there were several cars in my grandad’s parking lot. My mom got out, and told me to stay in the car.
“Help! Help!” Have you ever had a day where everything was going right and then there was that one thing that happened to you to ruin your entire day? Well, that was the worst day of my life.
It was a early Sunday morning and my dad and I went to church. After the service we went down stairs called the “champion's room”. He signed me and him up for a play for the church. I did not want to do this play because I was a horrible actor and he was a great one.
February 19, 1942. About two months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which allowed for the legal internment of Americans with Japanese ancestry living on the west coast. FDR and the U.S. Army claimed it was out of military necessity and to defend California, Oregon, and Washington from another Japanese attack. There were no exceptions. Lawyers, doctors, business people, and even wounded Japanese American war veterans were sent to internment camps (Marrin 97-98).
In American history, there have been few disastrous attacks against the country that have caused masses of casualties and chaos throughout the United States. On Sunday, December seventh, 1941, around eight o’clock in the morning, a bombing occurred from Japan at the American naval base, called Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii. Despite various arguments against this attack occurring at all prior to it, the Japanese pulled through and surprised America and its soldiers with an intent to destroy the Pacific Fleet. There were two thousand fatalities and one thousand people injured, including sixty-eight civilians. The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred due to many decades of tension between Japan and the United States.
A holiday I wish we would have is a sequel to Halloween. I think it will be the middle of January and October. Just to remind us, Halloween is only a few months away. If we plan out how much candy to eat and when to eat it, we will never run out of chocolate at home. I am going to try to tell you everything that happened today.
Japanese Internment: Why did it occur? How did it affect Japanese-Americans? Following the start of World War II and due to bad advice and popular opinion, President Roosevelt's executive order 9066 went into effect. This order began the marshalling of over 100,000 Japanese Americans into internment camps.
WWII- The Internment of Japanese Canadians When the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor, shock and anger gripped many Canadians. This is the event that prompted the discrimination of the Japanese in Canada. All Japanese nationals, who were people born in Japan but living in Canada, and Canadian citizens of Japanese descent were imprisoned under the War Measures Act. Japanese Canadians were taken from their homes, packed into trains, and sent to internment camps in the interior of British Columbia.