Genocide Genocide

argumentative Essay
1359 words
1359 words

What is genocide? Genocide, first used in 1994, is "the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial,political, or cultural group"(6). This is relevant to my research question, because during the UN convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the crime of genocide the United States vowed that they would investigate the situation and punish anyone responsible for the act of genocide. (#) But countless times in the United States history they were not very effective in actually stopping and punishing anyone for the act if genocide.
But before the definition of genocide was created America had already proven they would not be effective in stopping acts of genocide let alone punishing them. They prove this during the Holocaust in Germany. First, genocide occurred in Germany.I know this ,because millions of jewish germans were brutally murdered. They were killed, because Hitler and many Germans believed the Jewish religion was very similar to Christianity. The acts from above clearly fit the definition of genocide. When genocide was going on in Germany, the United States made laws making it harder for Jewish immigrants seeking refuge to come to America.

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One word Rwanda. During the genocide occurring in Rwanda, America had signed the contract at the UN Convention. But while the United States had a responsibility to investigate and punishing acts of genocide. They would not even call the millions of act genocide, they did not investigate, and they did not punish the Hutu people responsible for the deaths of many tutsis and moderate hutus people. The United States broke the contrac...

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... this time the United States was not very effective in stopping the genocide in Germany. America was not effective in stopping and helping prevent genocide because during the Holocaust America decreased the number of immigrants that were allowed in the country twice. The United States also took three months to investigate and join the war. The American newspaper publications at the time also did not publicize the Holocaust as much as they were supposed to.
Unites States, foreign policies during World War II were not in any way helping the Jews because the limited immigration twice. First in 1924 then again in 1940. In 1924 the law limited immigration by making a 150,000 person quota and the immigration was based on nationality. (#) The 1940 Act amended the 1924 act, it required aliens admitted as officials of foreign governments to maintain their status or leave.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the bad blood between hutu and tutsi people started before the 1994 genocide.
  • Narrates how the public tension between the nazi-germans and jews started in the early 1930's. the two groups didn't get along because nazis believed judaism was basically the same thing as christianity.
  • Explains that genocide, first used in 1994, is the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group.
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