Mass hysteria and racism influenced the government's actions towards the Japanese. After WWI when everyone was tired of war and thought it was done with, foreign warfare started bubbling up again. A sudden attack by the japanese would have any average american suspicious of any japanese they came across. Especially in the 1940s. So the hysteria was understable.
Franklin Roosevelt's speech to Congress, asking for permission to declare war on Japan, shows the resentment and despair of the American people. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, many Americans felt a lot of resentment against Japan, and the Japanese. Much of this resentment arose because Japan gave the United States a false hope of peace between the two countries. Also, from the evidence, it appeared that the attack was premeditated. Because of the distance between Japan and Hawaii, it was found that the attack had been planned days, possibly weeks beforehand (Roosevelt, 170).
The Japanese kept on pushing North Americas buttons. When the Japanese occupied Manchuria that really ticked off North America, it was a very bad move by the Japanese, FDR was not very happy with Japan’s aggression against the Chinese. In result FDR froze all raw materials going to Japan. Oil was the biggest export material going into Japan, taking that away really shook Japan’s economy. Japan really planned and implemented the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack meant to cripple the United States Navy. While all of America remained in mourning over the devastation at Pearl Harbor, Washington D.C. was planning a war. The United States was forced into war, but war was not what the general public wanted. The Japanese general, Yamatoto, held the blame for starting World War II. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the thirty-second president of the United States of America.
Many citizens questioned how the army was caught unprepared when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. When this bombing happened people thought that the Japanese would soon attack the west coast. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066, it he was warned that it would be unconstitutional signing the order. John L. Dewitt a Lieutenant General stated that the Japanese were an enemy race. With all the hatred the Americans citizens had on the Japanese residents, it led Franklin D. Roosevelt to sign the Executive Order 9066.
As government reports rushed to the conclusion that Japanese Americans aided and abetted the attack, the wheels of the internment machinery began turning. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which a... ... middle of paper ... ...l happen if we make such mistakes today? Consider another analogy with the internment. In Hirabayashi, the Court noted that because American society had discriminated against the Japanese legally, politically, and economically, they had been kept from assimilating and integrating into mainstream society. Exactly right.
Ndubuisi Benjamin Harbor AAST 201 4/23/14 JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT Introduction The whole issue involved with the unfair treatment of Japanese Americans in the internment camps by the Americans, started not so long after Japanese warplanes bombed the Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt, the chief of staff at that time signed an Executive Order 9066 which entailed the detainment of anyone who had any descendant from Japan. Contradictory to all evidences presented by the intelligence agencies, first generation Japanese Americans were the easy prey used by the government to show they had total control of the situation. Using several primary documents and secondary sources, the forced imprisonment and harsh mistreatment of Japanese Americans in internment camps would be examined. Since there was a huge influx of Japanese Americans in the West Coast, there was anger and fear that they might take over the U.S [Yellow Peril].
It also destroyed 19 U.S. Navy Ships. The United States was a divided nation before the attack because many opposed entering the war after they suffered the consequences of the First World War. However, news of the Pearl Harbor attack brought shock, shame and anger to the people of the United States. Americans were eager to reclaim victory, sparking patriotism in the pacifist. Roosevelt's emotional and persuasive speech on December 8th, aimed to touch the hearts of the nation and seek retaliation against the Japanese; his use of rhetoric and direct language united the country, and unanimously supported his plea to enter the Second World War.
As a result of Japan’s forces, others had to pay for something that they did not even do. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the United States and Britain declared war on Japan, which caused a nationwide prejudice against all Japanese-Americans, which caused President Roosevelt to sign the Executive Order 9066and send Americans to internment camps, then after all of this the U.S. bombs Japan, ending the war and eventually congress rescinds the Executive Order 9066. After 18 months of planning, Japanese forces finally decided to take action. Their goal was to cripple the U.S. fleet so they could attack and capture the Philippines and Indo-China. Their goal for attacking and capturing the Philippines and Indo-China is to secure raw materials needed to maintain its position as a global military and economic power.
The general United States population became prejudice towards all Japanese after the Pearl Harbor bombing on December 7, 1941. It is no wonder that Americans felt strong prejudice towards the Japanese people during this time. They felt that their country had been invaded in the workplace by taking the white peoples’ jobs and now has been attacked militarily. The media did not help calm this prejudice. The “press and radio slanted the news with a Hearst columnist urging that ‘the Japanese Americans in California should be under armed guard to the last man and woman…and to hell with habeas corpus until the danger is over” (Brown).