Japanese Internment Camps - Persuasive Argument On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base located near Pearl Harbor at Honolulu, Hawaii. After the bombing, Japanese Americans were sent off to internment camps due to President Franklin Roosevelt’s decision on releasing Executive Order 9066. Even though the U.S government’s decision was meant to benefit the country’s safety from more attacks by the Japanese, my strong belief is that Executive Order 9066 was not justifiable towards Americans.
3) Japs keep on moving: WRITE UP: Immediately after the Pearl Harbour attack, the Canadian Federal Government overnment feared that the Japanese Canadians could I as spies for Japan. Prejudices against their culture grew due public pressure. Thus, Japanese Internment camps were created to house these citizens during World War 2. At the time, there was no human right legislation to protect people from discrimination.
As opposed to righteous view that America was safeguarding its position in the war, the Japanese American internments were created out of resentment and racial prejudice fostered by other Americans. As the article “Personal Justice Denied” stated, the internments were led by “widespread ignorance of Japanese Americans contributed to a policy conceived in haste and executed in an atmosphere of fear and anger at Japan” (Doc E, 1983). It may seem like a precautionary cause to make internments but there aren’t any other extreme measures for other fronts. Caused by a hatred stirred by media and society’s view, many people disdain the Japanese.
On December 7th, 1941, Japanese Aircraft and submarines launched a surprise attack on the Pearl Harbor military base in Hawaii territory. Many Japanese aircraft flew in the sky with intent to eliminate the Pearl Harbor base, the soldiers, and all of our equipment. The American soldiers tried to protect themselves, our nation, and their brothers who they were fighting along side with. Both of the articles we have read contained a claim in relation to Japanese internment camps during WWII. The first article supported the idea japanese internment camps were necessary and our nation could have became corrupt because of the lack of trust and idea of dishonesty by the Japanese American population.
There was profound racism against the American Japanese both from the society and some government policies. White farmers in the West Coast were highly prejudicial against their Japanese counterparts and the attack on Pearl Harbor offered them an opportunity to condemn and take away the farms owned by people of Japanese descent. Such groups instigated and fully supported the internment camps to enable them reach their objectives.(Trowbridge, 2016) After receiving contradictory advice and popular opinion, President Roosevelt signed an executive order in February 1942 authoritatively mandating the Relocation of all Americans of Japanese ancestry to what would become known as Internment Camps in the interior of the United States. Evacuation orders were posted in JAPANESE-AMERICAN communities giving instructions on how to comply with the executive order.
ONE The Japanese suffered more than the American citizens because the Japanese got sent to internment camps. Any Japanese immigrants and American citizens of Japanese heritage had to go while nothing happened to the American citizens, this response is because during World War 2 Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor led to America's mistrust of Japan so President Franklin D. Roosevelt made them internment camps so they couldn't betray the Americans. The Japanese had to stay in those camps for multiple years with limited resources and only getting paid 5 dollars a day to build themself a living like schools for their kids, churches, and more. TWO America was scared that the Japanese would attack as you would know from Document C which states “As
A common argument against the opinion that the Japanese American internment was clearly violating the Habeas Corpus, the 4th Amendment and the 14th Amendment is that the President himself issued an order to prevent a person who seems to be a threat to the country from leaving a military area. The President, who wholeheartedly makes decisions with only the welfare of the entirety of the United States of America and it’s citizens. That may be true but it was not necessary to hold these innocent patriotic citizens for almost a full year. There was no evidence pertaining against them nor was their any trail that determined any of the thousand of Japanese Americans to be guilty. The President does specify at the beginning of his order that during
The internment of Japanese-Americans was justified because there were Japanese suspects. Between ten internment camps in Arizona, California, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas, about 250-300 people in each camp were suspects under surveillance. Only around 50-60 people were actually considered dangerous. “It is easy to get on the suspect list, merely a speech in favor of Japan being sufficient to land one there” (Munson 2). Clearly, America was taking extreme precautions.
December 7th of 1941 America would face a horrific scene in their own homeland, the Japanese would attack Pearl Harbor with their Air Force not once but twice. That same day President John F. Kennedy would decide to place the Japanese Americans, living in the country at the time, in internment camps. The civilians would not have a clue what they would be put up against, now they would have to encounter various obstacles to make sure they would be able to survive. “The camps were prisons, with armed soldiers around the perimeters, barbed wire. and controls over every aspect of life”(Chang).
These guys felt the blunt force of discrimination during this time. Japanese-Americans were forced into one of ten permanent camps. This was the result of Executive Order 9066 and Pearl Harbor. These camps were given the name internment camps. The point of internment was to test the loyalty of the Japanese-Americans.
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. Prior to World War II, the 127,000 Japanese-Americans along America’s west coast (Japanese American Relocation and Internment Camps) were considered just another immigrant group coming to America searching for a better life. However, with the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, this perception soon saw a drastic change. The attack on the US Naval base on December 7th, 1941 left many casualties in its wake.
The internment of Japanese Americans during WWII was not justified. After Pearl Harbor, many Americans were scared of the Japanese Americans because they could sabotage the U.S. military. To try and solve the fear President Franklin D Roosevelt told the army in Executive order 9066 to relocate all Japanese Americans living on the West Coast. They were relocated to detention centers in the desert. Many of them were in the detention centers for three years.
When put into the Japanese Internment Camps, Japanese-Americans were held at gunpoint and forced to leave their homes. After they were released from the camps, Japanese-Americans didn’t have a home to go back to. Not to mention the fact that the Nazi Concentration Camps left survivors mentally damaged and some mentally and physically disabled while the Japanese Internment Camps left survivors in a stable condition. In the Nazi Concentration Camps, prisoners were used as test subjects and those who did survive were left mentally or physically disabled. Even then,
World War II had lots of hard work to be done, and most of it was taken out on Jewish and Japanese people. The Japanese were put into internment camps, and the Jewish people in concentration camps. Not only was it the Jewish people, but people with mental illnesses, disabilities, and people who were homosexual. Anyone who was different was put into concentration camps. Even though they are similar, concentration and internment camps aren’t the same because one was out of fear, the other hatred, ‘actions’ versus ‘reactions’, and the Japanese had opportunities, while the Jewish didn’t.