Even though he made this decision as Japanese government did not respond to the Potsdam Declaration, it was still possible to negotiate with Japan’s side without dropping the atomic bombs. In today’s American society, it is considered that his decision to use the atomic bombs enabled the country to save their soldiers. On top of that, Japanese government never raised any protest against the United States for the use of atomic bombs. Nevertheless, as Hasegawa (2005) states, this cannot be longer justified because it is more of a moral issue. More importantly, it is doubtful whether President Truman was sure about the effects of atomic bombs.
They were always looked down upon for the inability to speak the language there. Many businesses owned by Japanese people were vandalised, making it increasingly difficult for Japanese people to live in Canada. However, the Japanese Canadians posed no military threat at all, protecting them from any higher level of racism. After the Empire of Japanese decided to attacked Pearl Harbor, everything made a turn for the worse. Now, in addition with the moderate level of racism the Japanese were experiencing, the Canadian people thought they posed a threat as terrorists; making life exponentially harder for them.
In the Edict of 1635, it specifically states that Japanese ships were forbidden to leave for foreign countries. If anyone broke this rule they would have been executed. The ship would be taken away from the owner and impounded too. It seems that Japan wanted to keep out foreign influence due to wanting to maintain their ancestral ways. A person in Japan who was found a follower of the Christian faith in Japan would get an award for doing so.
Clearly, America was taking extreme precautions. If they would have let one of them leave, they could have rebelled. This is a main reason why Japanese suspects had to be taken away to keep the United States population safe. “It will be hard for them to get near anything to blow up if it is guarded” (Munson 2).
United States” it discusses a case where Fred Korematsu got arrested for not leaving his home in California. The reason he was asked to leave his house is because of the Executive Order 9066 which made all persons of Japanese Ancestry leave the west coast. He made this order because of the war between the US and Japan and the west coast is the closest place to Japan in America. People were very paranoid that the Japanese living on the west coast were spies and the US needed to do this avoid sabotage. The US knew that this was unconstitutional, but during wartime sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.
The 14th amendment is protection under the law. The due process clauses forbids a state (and its local governments) to act in any unfair or arbitrary way; the equal protection clause forbids a state ( and its local governments) to discriminate against, draw unreasonable distinctions between, persons. Executive order if 9066 is a direct violation against the 14th amendment of the constitution. The Japanese were natural born United States citizenship and the U.S. thought bad of them due to the Japan attacking us in the Pearl Harbor. So they put them in the internment camps There were lots of parallels between the Japanese, the native Americans “Trail of Tears,” also the Nazi concentration of Jews.
Senjinkum was the take no prisoners policy in the Japanese army. It stated that you should never let yourself become a prisoner of war because it was cowardly, and that if the enemy surrendered you would not take them prisoner, but kill them, because they were cowards for surrendering. Either way, the Japanese were brutal. While at the beginning of the campaign, it was believed that all you had to do was hand an Australian a gun and send him off to the front, it was a completely different story. Once the Militia troops arrived in Port Moresby, their only grasp at sanity was their same fighting spirit.
According to Bedford “during World War II, the United States was more careful about protecting the civil liberties of its citizens…however there was one exceptions, the “relocation centers”. How can there be an exception to human rights? The replacement of Japanese Americans into internment camps was one of the most flagrant violations of civil liberties and human rights in American history. To name a few constitutional rights that were violated in this event, the freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, law enforcement and FBI searched homes of Japanese Americans without search warrants, seeking any items identified as having alliance to Japan (Bedford). In addition, the right to an indictment or to be informed of the charges, also was violated, “when the FBI came and picked him up…a guy who had followed all the rules, respected authority and was a leader in the company, all of a sudden he was behind bars for no reason as we can see the forced removal and subsequent detention of Japanese Americans without being told of their crime or the charges against them was indeed a violation of their human rights.
When the internment order first came out, citizen Fred Korematsu was arrested for not complying with the order for those of Japanese descent to report to camps (E). He then sued based on fact that he as an American citizen had the right to live where he wanted. Unfortunately, he lost his case in a 6-3 Supreme Court decision, stating that during wartime such measures were necessary to ensure national safety (E). Beside Korematsu, many wanted to demonstrate their loyalty as citizens of the United States by joining the military, however, they were barred from service (C). It was not until 1943 that the recruitment of Japanese Americans, specifically the Nisei or the American citizens, began (C).
When you think of internment camps in World War II and the discrimination of an entire race, you probably think of the Nazi’s mass genocide of the Jewish people. However, not nearly as often discussed or taught, was the American discrimination of Japanese-Americans in the form of Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Due to the terrible attack on Pearl Harbor, the American public became paranoid of another attack on American soil and as a result of this, war hysteria overtook the country. Anti- Japanese paranoia increased due to a large Japanese presence in the West Coast. The American people thought of the Japanese Americans as a security risk in the event of a Japanese invasion of the American mainland.
In the court case, they stated, “the Court nonetheless felt “that in time of war residents having ethnic affiliation with an invading enemy may be greater source of danger than those of a different ancestor.”’ (Rothenberg & Mayhew, 2014, pg. 551). They used the concept of “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch” to deal with the issues that were going on at the time. They disregard any personalities and qualities of every Japanese American. They removed the American and used only the Japanese of the term to “protection against espionage and against sabotage.” They say they are a “danger” because of what their “ancestors did.
This is what caused the Executive Order 9066. It made the Americans suspicious about everyone of Japanese ancestry. If the bomb wasn’t dropped, then most likely there would be no internment camps, except maybe because Americans were scared Japanese people would destroy the American culture. But the American culture is about all the cultures of people from all over the
To start off, Americans weren’t affected by the Japanese Internment Camps as much as Germans, and those in surrounding countries, were by the Nazi Concentration Camps. As said in the American Propaganda Video, Japanese-Americans were, “...potentially dangerous…” and that the relocation of them was, “...with real consideration for the people involved.” Most Americans didn’t know the truth about the Japanese Internment Camps so they were, if anything, comfortable with the decision. However, this wasn’t the case with the Nazi Concentration Camps. Germans who didn’t remain loyal to Hitler were sent to a Concentration Camp, leaving thousands of Germans living in fear. Other countries, like Poland, were also affected by this, Concentration Camps were built in Poland and all Jewish people living in Poland were put into a camp.
One of them was the spread of patriotism. Many of those Japanese-American citizens believed that the way to be pardoned for their uncommitted crimes, to become a true citizen of the United States, was to enlist into the American military. Another reason is that many Japanese-Americans were very fearful of what the American government had the capability of doing to them. For example, the term "concentration camp" incited fear in many of the Japanese, as during that time, while Adolf Hitler was in power in Germany, concentration camps were where the Jewish people were sent to and where they would most often be