Essay On Japanese American Internment Camps

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I strongly disagree with the internment of Japanese-Americans because it was unconstitutional, the Japanese-Americans showed loyalty by volunteering to fight in the 442nd combat team, and because of the hypocrisy of the situation.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941 brought the United States into World War II. This brought worry and disgust from American citizens, towards the Japanese Americans and caused the passing of Executive Order 9066. The executive order imprisoned 110,000 of citizens in internment camps. Internment is a less ruinous word then prison. But, that 's exactly what it was.
First of all, the first reason I am strongly against the Executive Order 9066, is because it was unconstitutional. According to the Bill of Rights, all american citizens have freedom of religion, speech press and right to assemble. This shows that even though all American citizens have the same rights, the Japanese Americans were casted out, like they part of a different country, even though they were loyal as americans. Every one of these rights were violated as being a citizen of the United States. The religious Japanese Americans couldn 't practice their own religion in internment camps, Christianity was encouraged by all camp directors. Additionally,
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According to the article, ¨Fighting for Democracy¨, it states “I was angered to realize that my government felt that I was disloyal and part of the enemy, [an] enemy alien,” Inouye said. “And I wanted to be able to demonstrate, not only to my government, but to my neighbors that I was a good American.” This shows that many volunteered for the task force to prove America wrong about Japanese Americans. Many wanted to show everyone, that they are loyal and just as American as anybody
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