Internment Camps Essay by Pheonix

Internment Camps
A discussion on whether the United States was justified in placing Japanese-Americans in internment camps during WWII.
# 58174 | 2,594 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on May 02, 2005 in History (U.S. World Wars) , Ethnic Studies (General)

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This paper examines how, although the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, created a hatred and distrust of all Japanese-American citizens, Japanese-Americans stayed loyal to the nation that they loved. It looks at how they suffered through executive orders restricting their rights as human beings, forced mandatory imprisonment, and much other barbaric indifference.

From the Paper:

"Even before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were segregated from the rest of the American people, similar to the segregation of the African-Americans, and Native Americans. The Anti-Alien Land act was passed in 1913, placing limits on Japanese people owning American land. Years before the Japanese gave The United States any legitimate reason to distrust the Japanese citizens, the Japanese -American citizens were denied the right to own land in the nation in which they lived, solely due to their race. When the President presented this Act, it was solely to limit the Japanese in America. Congress made him change his wording, but not the meaning. So having been blamed for the actions of their forefathers, the Japanese-Americans suffered through the forced segregation."

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