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How were Japanese Americans compensated for internment?
Right after the war, no one was compensated. Those who had once owned land, (and it was only the children of the Japanese immigrants who could own property since their parents were denied access to American citizenship,) if families didn't sell their properties before the evacuation or during the war to pay taxes and storage fees, and if families were lucky enough to have good friends to watch over their property, squatters claimed right to their land and the law did little to protect the Japanese-Americans from these illegal gains.
Years later,The Japanese-American Claims Act law passed by Congress and signed by President Harry S. Truman on July 2, 1948. The law authorized the settlement of property loss claims by people of Japanese descent who were removed from the Pacific Coast area during World War II. According to a Senate Report about the act, "The question of whether the evacuation of the Japanese people from the West Coast was justified is now moot. The government did move these people, bodily, the resulting loss was great, and the principles of justice and responsible government require that there should be compensation for such losses." The Congress over time appropriated $38 million to settle 23,000 claims for damages totaling $131 million. The final claim was adjudicated in 1965. This is only a fraction of the estimated loss for the Japanese-Americans at $500 million, along with their positions in the truck-garden, floral, and fishing industries.
In 1953, those whose American citizenship had been revoked were reestablished. Also that year, all Asian immigrants were finally allowed American citizenship despite the many decades they had already been living in the U.S. In 1988, President Regan gave a public apology, but it wasn't until 1992 when President George Bush Sr. issued $20,000 checks to the survivors. Compensation came fifty years later, after everyone had reestablished their lives, but not every accepted the checks out of anger and silent protests; others gave it to family members and charities.
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During WWII Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. The government was frightened so they ordered that anyone of Japanese decent even if born in America was to be put in a concentration ca…mp. The government did this because they believed any Japanese-American could be a threat to America.
The camps were dissolved over a period of many months from April to November, 1945 and some individuals (non-US citizens) remained in the camps as late as April, 1946 pending …deportation to Japan. In January, 1945, the US Supreme Court upheld the exclusion of Japanese-Americans from military zones, but ruled that US citizens of Japanese descent could not be detained in camps.
The government justified it by saying that is was for finding spys and people still loyal to Japan. So in other words for the safety of the country, since everyone was scared …and angry after Pearl Harbor.
Answer Never. It is a stain on the documents of Democracy and Freedom.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, a widespread panic swept across America, but moreso on the West Coast where the majority of the Japanese-American popula…tion resided. The military perceived a threat of espionage and sabotage by the many Japanese and Japanese-Americans living in the US. Ignoring civil rights and the Constitution, about 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry - which included the elderly, children, and anyone with at least 1/8th drop of Japanese blood - were forced out of their homes and relocated to assembly centers, then divided out to 10 concentration camps which later were referred to as internment. They were political prisoners fueled by racism, and were isolated in desert camps for the next three years, roughly 1942 to 1945. Conditions were poor, living in tar-paper barracks mixed with the harsh elements of the deserts. Food was minimal even though it was served 3 times a day. Showers, latrines, and laundry facilities were shared by everyone, leaving little room for privacy. Family dynamics fell apart. There were violent riots throughout the camps that often were played down by the press. And although these camps were nothing like the Nazi death camps, they were still very demoralizing to the internees. There were outbreaks of diseases and illnesses, and black marketing for scarce commodities. There were reports of several shootings, some even fatal, and people disappearing into the desert and never seen again. When a loyalty questionnaire was put together by the government, internees were divided as to how to answer the questions. As an attempt to draft eligible men into the war, the two questions left many people without citizenship from either country, - the US or Japan. Those who were considered loyal went on to support the war, establishing the segregated 442nd Combat Regiment (one of the most highly decorated units in US history). Those who were considered disloyal, the "no-no" boys, were considered instigators or flight risks, and were sent further into the prison-like maximum security camp at Tule Lake. After the war, some men were still held in prison until 1946, those who were still considered "dangerous" based on their social and political status within the Japanese-American communities. Despite all the mass round-ups and interrogations, no one was actually found guilty of espionage. (Japanese-Canadians faced similar treatment, with those of Japanese ancestry perceived as "enemy aliens" and eventually banished from British Columbia entirely.)
Because the US leaders feared that the Japanese Americans might help Japan in World War ll.
There were internement camps because Americans were afraid there were Japanese American's were spying for the Japanese so all Japanese even innocent people were forced into ca…mps just because they were from a similar spectrum of background as the pilots who had bombed Pearl Harbor.
Japense Internment Franklin Delano Roosevelt intention with the Japanese internment was to round up and control all persons of Japanease ancestry in t…he USA, after Japan attacked the USN fleet at Hawaii, on December 7th, 1941. This was because of a fear that these person might do acts of sabotage, such as setting fires, or attacking civillians. They were collected and shipped to isolated camps in the mountains, or the desert, men women and kids, all together. Some camps had up to 10,000 people in them In actual fact, the Japanese-Americans proved to be very loyal and when they were given the chance to become American soldiers they fought well, but not in the Pacific theatre. They all served in Europe, far from Japan.
Rumors spread about Japanese aliens assisting Japanese troops in California. There were fears of a Japanese attack on California. After Pearl Harbor (the attack) the US g…overnment believed that spies played a part in the attack (as they actually did). And fearing more attacks the Government sent Japanese Americans to camps called internment camps. This was nothing like concentration camps in WW2, these camps were built to keep them from passing on information to the Japanese Government and military. People were provided basic space and basic food and were (if im correct) still protected by law. They still mad many of the rights they ordinarily had. It is an interesting topic.
Because congress and the Americans feared the Japanese Americans were helping those in japan, so they wanted to round up all the Japanese Americans to keep and eye on them. Sh…ort answer: fear of treason
Japanese internment was obviously immoral, but internees did receive free health care (including free glasses and dentures if they needed them), were mostly treated humanely, …and received decent portions of food daily.
Answer It was accepted without much thought at the time,
During WW II, when the US was at war with Imperial Japan, it was feared that Japanese Americans would be more loyal to their ancestral country than to the country in which the…y were living, although there was no evidence that they were anything other than loyal Americans. The internment remains a particularly disgraceful chapter of American history.
Teddy Roosevelt who thought of the interment camps for the Japanese-Americans and he (might) ask some or more builders and few soldiers to build and scout for building the int…ernment camps.
In US in WW2
Answer 1 What basically started it was Pearl Harbor They did it out of fear of them fighting alongside the Japanese. Answer 2 Unfortunately, racism was a huge part of Uni…ted States history and Blacks were not the only race to suffer unequal and prejudicial treatment. Asian-Americans did not become accepted as "true Americans" until the mid-1960s. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, many Americans saw the Japanese-Americans as a fifth column. This meant that they viewed the Japanese-Americans as secret spies for Japan and inherently disloyal to the United States. Strangely, from a modern perspective, German-Americans, Irish-Americans, and Italian-Americans, who were much more vociferous opponents of US military policy in World War II were not even considered for discriminatory treatment, showing that this boils down to racism and fear of Asians more than it does legitimate security concerns. In order to deal with this perceived loyalty, the President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. This order was used to round up Japanese-Americans all along the Pacific coast (the largest area of Japanese-Americans in the United States) and place them in internment camps. In 1944, the US Supreme Court upheld the validity of the camps on the grounds of necessary military action. Surprisingly, the Japanese-American response was not to riot or protest, but to actively seek to assist the United States military in World War II. To "prevent" the Japanese-Americans from being in contact with other Japanese, most Japanese-American units were sent to the Italian Front, where some of them earned the highest amounts of commendations and medals. After the war, the Japanese-Americans were released from the camps without any property of money from which to make a living. However, many of them were resourceful and able to sustain themselves in the following decades. In the 1980s, the US Federal Government admitted its wrongdoing and compensated every family that still had a surviving member from the internment camps for this violation of their civil liberties.
In US in WW2
It was confiscated by the government and auctioned to whites, usually at very low prices.