Essay On Japanese Internment Camps

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Was America doing the right thing when they put who ever has Japanese ancestry must be put into internment camps? Japanese immigrants came to the northwestern side of the Pacific United States in the 1880’s hoping to find hope for their future people. Although, the federal legislation barred further Chinese immigration created demand for new immigrant labor. Life was good for the Japanese immigrants, they altered to the American culture. Most of them living and working in Hawaii and on American shores, until the tragic event occurred. On December 7, 1941 the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island was attacked by the Japanese, one of the first attacks on U.S soil. “The United States were devastated with Japan’s action. They threw everyone …show more content…

“America’s forced confinement of more than 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry. Japanese Americans were held in camps that often were isolated, uncomfortable, and overcrowded” (Japanese Americans. (2015). National Park Service). For three consecutive years the Japanese people were in these camps their place where they called home were vandalized and sold. Until FDR finally realized he made a bad decision and retained all of the Japanese citizens “The order authorized the Secretary of War and the armed forces to remove people of Japanese ancestry from what they designated as military areas and surrounding communities in the United States” (Roosevelt, F. (1942). “More than 33,000 Japanese Americans played a major role in the war effort. Why did they serve the nation under these difficult circumstances? Many of them loved their country enough to risk their lives in combat. For others, it was the chance to prove their loyalty and the honor of their families; this they did as members of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team fighting up the rugged Italian Peninsula and across Southern France” ” (Japanese Americans. (2015). National Park

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