Japanese Internment During WWII

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In the early 1940’s, the United States was riddled with emotion as they had just joined the great and bloody World War II. Many Americans blamed this on the Japanese because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, therefore, causing more racism and suspicion of the Japanese Americans living in the United States. On February 19, 1492, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorized the internment of the Japanese within the United States. The Japanese Internment was an order that was immoral and unconstitutional, there was no need for the order other than to satiate the fear of the American people, and the Japanese Americans affected by it were emotionally, physically, and economically harmed by the effects of this tragic and racist motion of the United States Government.

The Japanese Internment was an incredibly immoral order that violated the rights and well-being of human beings. Many of the Japanese Americans that were branded as “threats to society” were for the most part, average, law abiding human beings that were only in the United States to follow their own American dream and to get the best life for themselves and their family. Approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into internment camps. 62% of these were fully U.S. Citizens, many of them having been born in the United States (War Relocation Authority). If these people actually went through the great work that is required to become a citizen of the United States, they obviously cared about and felt patriotism toward their country to not be considered a threat to American society.

Also, it was morally wrong to intern innocent citizens and human beings just because of their ethnic background. We have absolutely no right to judge the inte...

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