The Japanese Internment Camps and German Concentration Camps were not the same thing because, their leaders views are very different. As what was discussed in class, the Natzi’s where driven by hate, but the Americans driven by fear. Hitler hated the Jews and any other people that are different from him so he
With all of the events that took place during this time, they all added up to cause a scare in America at the time. I believe that McCarthy was the main cause of the Red Scare because of his accusations of many American people. McCarthy accused American citizens as well as the United States government while HUAC only accused Hollywood
Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbour in early December 1941, the American people were hesitant about joining World War II. However the attack which impacted the nation directly, ignited a desire for revenge on the Japanese. The attack sent the country into a panic, and the American government were not at all pleased with the unprovoked surprise attack. Thus, the use of racial stereotyping and dehumanising the Japanese, representing them as rats, became prominent during World War II. The American government used the attack on Pearl Harbour to demonise the Japanese in various different ways, creating a common hatred for their enemy nationwide.
“Seeing there was nothing I can do for the lieutenant, I continued to my battle station” is the feeling you get when learning about Pearl Harbor. It was the end of 1941, and America felt it was an untouchable world power. Little did they know that Japan was going to attack them. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese came with their fleet and ambushed Pearl Harbor, which not only killed and wounded many Americans but also changed American history. It weakened America to the point that it lost its sense of invincibility, power and security.
This then caused World War II. The United State’s government then built isolation camps and made the japanese citizens stay in these camps. The Japanese- American Internment Camps impacted United States history through the rupture of the United States government and japanese citizens. The Japanese American Internment camps had a big impact on the United States because it caused separation between Japan and the United States (Daine 8,9).
In 1942, two months after the surprise bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, requiring all Japanese Americans, or Nisei, to evacuate the west coast (Ikeda, Tom, and Ellen Kuwana. "Sites of Shame, Background." Densho.org.) This order resulted in the movement of 120,000 people to ten internment camps across the United States (Steven, Heather , Glen Burnie High, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools Umbc.edu). In fact, over two thirds of the relocated Japanese were actually American citizens (Tom Ikeda and Ellen Kuwana, Densho.org)! Under stress and persuaded by generals who were racist towards the Japanese, President Roosevelt displaced many Americans solely because they were suspected to be spies
The Japanese-American Relocation may be thought of as done out of fear, but the American government still locked them away in places where guns were faced inward toward the camp community and the Japanese had no rights or freedom. And the Jewish concentration camps may have been more harsh than the internment camps, but both events were a dreadful time in history. Japanese internment camps in America, Jewish concentration camps in Germany, internment camps thought to be out of fear for the Japanese but actually from them, internment and concentration camps both originating from anger, assumptions and judgments lead to why the Japanese and Jews were being held captive, these camps were deadly and life
The other reason was the surprise air raid of Pearl Harbor. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the person who put it into action because of bad leadership and public opinion. The Pearl Harbor attack created even more racism towards Japanese Americans. During a time period of 35 years(1889-1924) there were over 200,000 Japanese immigrants that came into the U.S. With a threat of loss jobs on mostly white controlled farms.
There were three arguments that usually marshalled against the use of the atomic bomb. The first reason was the bombing of Japan was considered to be racist, the second reason was that it was pointless, and the third reason was because it was done purely for political effects and had more to do with the Soviet Union then the war in the Pacific. The bomb was dropped because the American wanted revenge because many Americans died because of the Japanese. Hundreds of thousands of Americans were killed and wounded from the years of ghastly firebombing. They also decided to drop the bomb was because they wanted to compare if the uranium or plutonium type bomb was stronger, so they dropped the uranium bomb in Hiroshima and the plutonium bomb in Nagasaki.
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).
On the date of Feb 19, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order. This executive order forced all Japanese American citizens, regardless of their loyalty to the country. It forced them to evacuate their homes and not just the Japanese Americans in a particular part of the country all Japanese Americans would be put into internment camps. At one point in time all of the camps combined held 120,000 Japanese Americans. This was all cause due to the fact that the Japanese Military at the time bombed Pearl Harbor an American Naval base in Hawaii.