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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In 1953, those whose American citizenship had been revoked were reestablished.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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Answer Never. It is a stain on the documents of Democracy and Freedom.
The effects on the internment of Japanese-Americans was negativepsychologically. Shock and fear plagued the Japanese-Americans as aresult of the internment camps.
Answer It was accepted without much thought at the time,
The forced relocation of Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans in the United States to camps during world war ii" class='external' title="world war ii. On February 19, 194…2, the U.S. Army, acting under an order signed by President Franklin d roosevelt" class='external' title="Franklin d roosevelt (and ratified by Congress a month later), ordered nearly 120, 000 Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans into internment camps located in the central regions of the United States. Lawsuits were subsequently filed by Japanese Americans who claimed that their civil rights as U.S. citizens had been violated. However, the U.S. Supreme Court steadfastly upheld the legality of the evacuations. In 1983, a team of attorneys reopened cases resulting from the internment policy because of findings that the government's lawyers had suppressed evidence and made false statements in their original presentation to the Supreme Court. Lower courts overturned two wartime convictions. In 1988, Congress provided for partial restitution payments of $20, 000 to each of the 60, 000 survivors of the internment camps. The forced relocation of Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans in the United States to camps during world war ii" class='external' title="world war ii. On February 19, 1942, the U.S. Army, acting under an order signed by President Franklin d roosevelt" class='external' title="Franklin d roosevelt (and ratified by Congress a month later), ordered nearly 120, 000 Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans into internment camps located in the central regions of the United States. Lawsuits were subsequently filed by Japanese Americans who claimed that their civil rights as U.S. citizens had been violated. However, the U.S. Supreme Court steadfastly upheld the legality of the evacuations. In 1983, a team of attorneys reopened cases resulting from the internment policy because of findings that the government's lawyers had suppressed evidence and made false statements in their original presentation to the Supreme Court. Lower courts overturned two wartime convictions. In 1988, Congress provided for partial restitution payments of $20, 000 to each of the 60, 000 survivors of the internment camps. Well this all would not have happened if Japanese peps did not cum and hurt Americans
Security wise there was no historically important result. Historically, the all Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team became one of the US Army's most decorated… regiments. See film: "Go For Broke".
See website: Japanese-American internment
There is no easy answer for this, however, I'll do the best I can. At the time following the Attack on Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941), fear ran strong in America. The U.S. Gover…nment decided it was best to place all Japanese-Americans into Relocation Camps in the Southwestern United States. Executive Order 9066, issued by FDR, mandated this policy. One of the most notable camps in the Southwest was located in Poston, Arizona along the Colorado River.
Japanese Americans had to be forced out from their homes, cities and businesses and sent to relocation camps.
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.)
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.
the government decided to put Japanese Americans into internment camps, even if they were born here because they were unsure if they were spies or otherwise loyal to their hom…e country. sometimes men would be released if they agreed to serve with the U.S. army.
After the tragic Pearl Harbor bombing, that brought the United States into the second World War, Americans began mistreating the Japanese residing here. All Japanese-Americans…, including citizens, were all put into Internment camps. There were hundreds and hundreds of them, in an area as small as a square mile. They were not given proper bedding, food, or restrooms. This was a sad time for the Japanese-Americans. You may want to read the book "Manzanar". It is based off of a true story.
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Was the compensation paid in 1988 to Japanese Americans who were interned during world war 2 justified?
Personally I have always thought that given the uncertainty of the times and the high emotions at work, the internment of Japanese-Americans was understandable, if not justifi…able. I have no problem with the compensation paid. Many of the internees lost their homes, or had to sell them for far less than they were worth. Many also lost the small businesses they had invested their lives into building. Some also lost their business real estate or farm. They were given very little time to try to wrap up their affairs and dispose of property, or find someone to buy or operate a business. They had to start from scratch after the war, and they had to wait over forty years before America was willing to acknowledge the wrong done to them and make payment. Better late than never, I suppose.
Japanese-Americans were forced to relocate into what were essentially concentration camps ~ see related link below .
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.
There are a number of interesting and disturbing factors. First, most of the Japanese-American internees were American citizens. Second, the internment was ordered by Preside…nt Franklin Roosevelt, who was considered to be fairly progressive; he definitely wasn't one in this case. When the case went to the Supreme Court, the court upheld the internment. Third, there had not been any acts of sabotage or espionage by any of the internees. Fourth, the internment was only applied along the west coast of the US. There was no internment camps established in Hawaii, despite the fact that there were a great number of Japanese-Americans, and even Japanese citizens, living in Hawaii at the time. There was a unit of the US Army formed entirely from Japanese-Americans, and mostly recruited from the various internment camps. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Japanese-American soldiers serving under Caucasian officers, saw service in Europe and was the most highly decorated unit (for its size) in the European Theater. Members of the 442nd earned 21 Congressional Medals of Honor, and earned the nickname "Purple Heart Battalion"