Essay On Japanese American Internment

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What if entire families were suddenly evicted and thrown into prison just because of their ethnicity? What if thousands of people suddenly disappeared without a trace? On December 7th, 1941, the American naval base of Pearl Harbor was attacked by thousands of Japanese bomber planes. After over 2,000 were killed, the United States knew action had to be taken. However, these actions included the rounding up of around 110,000 Japanese-Americans and putting them into internment camps. While basic needs were provided in the internment camps, these Japanese-Americans lost pets, valuable possessions, and even their houses.The internment of Japanese Americans was not justified because interment was fueled by anti-Japanese sentiment, other potentially dangerous groups were not put into internment camps, and because no military conditions were used as a reason for internment. The internment of Japanese Americans was not justified because it was incited by racist and prejudiced views of Japanese people. When Japanese immigrants started first coming to the United States, they faced harsh discrimination. They were not offered equal opportunity just because of their heritage. This prevented them from living…show more content…
The treatment of Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor was unjust and created by prejudice. When President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, and when it was decided that Japanese people were a threat, the basic human rights of Japanese Americans were taken away. In the future, every human being must never face imprisonment for their race, religion, or heritage. The basic rights of all Americans must be protected in the future to prevent internment camps from becoming a reality
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