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. 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.
Japanese Americans were interned to camps for multiple reasons. Such as, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the war hysteria caused from the Japanese. The president declaring war on Japan had a huge part into internment too. During world war 2 between 110,000 and 120,000 people with Japanese ancestry were forced relocation into the Western interior of the United States. They stayed there from 1942 to 1945 due to executive order 9066.
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.
The Japanese Internment Camps were United States controlled concentration camps during WWII for the accused Japanese-Americans, urged on by the paranoia citizens and ended by the Nisei’s loyalty. The establishment began by the relocation order, also known as Executive Order 9066. All of the American citizens of Japanese descent were relocated in a short period of time and endured the conditions of the war camps. An intern based army on the Allied side and two major court cases made the US reconsidered the Executive Order and shut down the internment camps. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December, the citizens of America were terrified and blamed the Japanese-Americans.
During the war, Fred Korematsu attempted to prove the bad morals of the relocation camps, but the Supreme Court supported the validity of Executive Order 9066 saying it was “a wartime necessity” (“Japanese-American Internment”). The last center, Tule Lake, closed on March 20, 1946; it peaked at a population of 18,789 internees on December 25, 1944 (“Japanese-American Internment Camps”). In 1948, a law was passed that stated the government would indemnify the property that the people of the camps lost. Even though many Japanese-Americans did not return to their original cities, this new law helped create more opportunities for them to start over with their lives and families. Another factor that helped contribute to the favorable circumstances of the Japanese-Americans was the year 1988.
Younger internees could continue their schooling in the relocation center’s own school. Many internment camps had mess halls with long lines, where you brought your own silverware. This was a much different life than the inhabitants of the camps were used to. Exe parto Endo, a US Supreme Court decision handed down in December of 1944, unanimously ruled that the US could not persist to detain any citizens who were “concededly loyal”. This cleared the way for the release of the Japanese Americans who were interned during the early days of World War
Christian Persecution in the United States of America According to Dr. Carl S. Parnell’s article, “Growing Christian Persecution in America: Believe It or Not,” thousands of Christians all over the world have died for their beliefs in twentieth century; however, this anti-Christian ideology has quickly spread to the United States over the last five decades. Parnell goes on to say that the “seeds of persecution” present in the United States affect every part of American culture, and that Americans are failing to realize “religious freedom in America today pertains to every religion except Christianity.” The Reverend Billy Graham states in his “Prayer Letter to America,” that "Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone—except
The order forced 120,000 Japanese-Americans with most of them being American citizens to leave their homes, businesses and American constitutional rights behind and spend the war years behind barbed wire (By, 1988). “By June, 110,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated. Two and a half years later, on Dec. 17, 1944, Public Proclamation 21 allowing Japanese-Americans to return to their homes was announced, effective Jan. 2, 1945. Not one of the 10 Americans convicted of spying for Japan during World War II was of Japanese ancestry. In 1988, the United States dispersed $1.6 billion in reparation to Japanese-Americans who had
Japanese Crucible Clarence Drewa Hour: Last Over 127,00 U.S. citizens were imprisoned during World War 2 just because of having japanese ancestry. Putting the Japanese Americans into internment camps shows how there was hatred and unjust behavior towards one another in America. This is also shown in Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible”. The Crucible and the Japanese internment camps also have something in common, they both were caused by hysteria and greed. In both of these incidents, the people that were being accused were average citizens.
As the need for orthodoxy became paramount, democratic religion transformed itself in the late 19th century, and the eighth and final chapter catalogues many practical issues. The Baptist church grew phenomenally, from “under 1 million in 1870 to 3.6 million in 1926,” as people flocked in multitudes to Baptist churches. The main woe that churches consistently voiced is the lack of discipline, as many Baptist churches lazed on disciplinary matters. Wills notes “the man who paid $100 toward the pastor’s salary “can go father into the world without anger to his church relations, than a poor man.”” Money, pride, and overlooking offenses all contributed to the problems that the churches in this time recognized. A chief problem that many people in the church saw is dancing, an issue that spiraled to a prohibition of things like billiards, card tables, circuses, dancing parties, and chess.
The Korean War endures to the origins of the collapse of the Japanese Empire in the World War II in 1945 as Korea annexed to Japan since 1910. Thus Korea split into two while the north was invaded by the Soviet Union and the south by the United States. When, in 1947, with the request of the United Nations, before segregation, it has affirmed that the elections should be held with the observance of the UN officials. As, the Soviet Union didn’t let upon the UN observers, they were remained distinct states. On the 25 June 1950 resolution, with the absence of USSR, it was claimed that North Korea had threatened the world peace by sending troops to South Korea and called upon withdrawing to the 38th Parallel.
When the Japanese were finally finished, 300,000 innocent Nanjing citizens had been murdered. He then talks about how the Nanjing Massacre doesn’t make the memorial they have right. He claims that Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall will make any Japanese person who went their feel extreme guilt for what their people did. My thought on this memorial was there was no way around having Japanese people feel guilt because it was such a horrific event. Anyway, he then praises the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, because in the same case of extreme massacre.
They would take twins, some as young as five years old,and killed them after their experimentation and their bodies were dissected. Doctors in the death camps would drop chemicals into the child’s eyes to see if they would change color, (“Holocaust-Medical Experiments). More experiments that were done to twins would be when they sewed them together,to make Siamese twins, but their hands would get infected, and they were later gassed. The would perform surgeries without anesthesia. The holocaust caused a lot of trauma, for many people and races, and is still affecting people and their families today.
Non-Jewish Deaths in World War II All though many people believe that the Jewish were just about the only victims in the Holocaust, they don’t realize that all the victims as a whole, almost triple the Jewish amount of deaths. This is important because for those who lost their lives should never be forgotten. Many non-Jewish deaths took place in World War II because of their homeland, purely difference of race, bombings on Japan, and because they’re soldiers. Most victims lives were taken in Europe and West Asia. Many more religions, races, nations, and politically positioned people died in the World War II, who weren’t Jewish.
The plague caused many to question their religious outlook, the lack of knowledge caused false cures to develop and affected the interactions throughout Europe. Throughout the Black Plague, the religious standpoint of the population changed, for some, it was a change that came drastically. Throughout the chaos of the plague, many started to question their religious beliefs. Many believed it was a punishment sent down by God directed towards the unfaithful and their wrongdoings. An eruption of religious violence and a period of persecution towards the Jews occurred because they were not Christian.