The year 1939 wasn’t a good year for anyone. In 1939, France and England declared war on the Axis Powers, Germany, Italy, and Japan, starting World War II. During this time Nazi Concentration Camps formed under Hitler’s command and Japanese Internment Camps formed in America. While both camps were horrible things, they were not the same thing. Japanese Internment Camps and Nazi Concentration Camps, essentially, were not the same thing because of the reasons why they were formed, the outcome of the camps, and the effects they had on people.
In 1942, hysteria broke out after the bombing of Pearl Harbor removing 120,000 people from their daily lives. This is not the first time hysteria broke loose in history, such as when the Salem Witch Trial occurred in 1692. The hysteria of the internment of Japanese-Americans occurred because when people feel threatened, they usually take action.
The Japanese Internment camps were a product of discrimination. This is the same for the Concentration Camps in Europe. One would cause the deaths of millions of people. The other would cause the government to apologise to the people in the camps, and give 20,000 dollars in reparations.
I do not think that Roosevelt 's actions were justified in the internment of Japanese-American citizens, because there was very little evidence that the Japanese citizens were a threat to the rest of America. The Executive Order 9066 led to a lot of changes for Japanese-American citizens. The Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Roosevelt two weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and this authorized the removal of any or all people from military areas "as deemed necessary or desirable." This affected the Japanese-American citizens because the military then defined the entire West Coast, which was home to the majority of Japanese-Americans, as a military area. This then led them to relocate to internment camps, built by the U.S military in scattered locations around the country. For the next two and a half years, many of these Japanese-American citizens endured poor living conditions are poor treatment by their military guards, along with the rest of the country.
As a kid, I’ve heard about Japanese internment and it captivated me. My grandma would tell me how life was like in the internment camp. My fascination with Japanese internment lead me to choose it for National History Day. I wanted to learn more about this important mark in US History. My grandparents, Tom Inouye and Jane Hideko Inouye were put through this so I decided what better way to learn about it while presenting it as a project.
In this paper, I will discuss the signing of Executive Order 9066, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, regarding the Japanese relocation and connecting back to the Pearl Harbor attack, thus, resulting in further negative opinions of both the first generation Japanese and the second generation of Japanese Americans.
In my opinion, the United states was not justified in its policy of keeping Japanese Americans in internment camps. These people were Americans just like those who chose to put them in camps. By singling out these people in camps, the government essentially legitimized racism against them. Most of them had committed no crimes against the United States. Most of them had not involved in the planning of any crimes against the United States.
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.
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.
My research paper is on World War II: The Internment of Japanese Americans and the Executive Order 9066. Internment means the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial(CITE THIS). This is what happened to over 127,000 Japanese Americans living on the west coast, ranging from Oregon to California and as far inland as Arizona. Two months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor; President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066, which was the order for military personal to internment the Japanese Americans living on the west coast due to the overwhelming hysteria of an another attack or spies in America.
After the Civil War and before WWII immigrants and migrants were treated like third class citizens. The influx of Chinese and other foreign laborers led to ethnic tensions in California, especially as gold grew scarce. In 1850, the California legislature enacted the Foreign Miners Tax, which levied a monthly $20 tax on each foreign miner. The tax compelled many Chinese to stop prospecting for gold. The Foreign Miners Tax was the opening act in a campaign by native-born white Americans to restrict the entry of Chinese laborers into California to compete with them for jobs and wages. In 1882, the campaign to restrict immigration to California reached its first climax with the federal Chinese Exclusion Act, which effectively halted Chinese
I think restricting civil libertied during wartime is never justified. It is not nice to classify someone as a bad person just because their country is in a war with yours. Even though both your countries are in a war together, it does not mean that you both can not have peace together because of your countries. It is espically rude to treat a whole nationality differenty, discriminate them, and to take away their rights. Many Japanese Americans, African Americans, and Mexican Americans faced discrimination during World WarⅡ.
On December 7, of 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, inevitably marking the entrance of the United States in World War II. Nearly ten weeks after, on February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Thus authorizing the relocation of any American citizen with Japanese descent, away from their homes and businesses. By June, more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were sent away to remote areas, created purely by the military to segregate them from other races in the United States. For more than two years, these American citizens were forced to live in isolated areas with difficult living conditions and harsh treatment by their military guards. President Roosevelt's decision in ordering Executive Order 9066
For the sake of clarity, the definitions of hero complex that this essay will be using is as follows: twisting a situation to make yourself feel like a hero even though what you are doing is inherently wrong, and/or creating a bad situation and “fixing” it to make yourself seem like a hero.