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Was it right to send Japanese people to internment camps in the United States?


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2015-04-01 20:44:45
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It's easy to look back and say that the US President committed an injustice to American-Japanese people. It was. However, in times of war sometimes drastic mistakes come back to haunt a nation. FDR did what he thought was necessary to protect the US homeland.


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A:The Japanese residents of the United States were placed in internment camps because the United States was at war and there was the chance that the Japenese people would try to assist the Japanese war effort. This was quite different to the situation after the 911 attacks, when even the most conservative politicians recognised that the loyalties of most Muslims in the country were with the United States. There was no need or reason to place them in internment other than as a misguided and misplaced punishment for attacks they had no prior knowledge of.

Force or threaten the Japanese-People

No. The Japanese Internment camps were not hurtful, they simply isolated the Japanese from the rest of the country.

Fearing that Japanese living in the United States would help Japan, the government gathered up almost 120,000 Japanese-Americans and resident Japanese aliens and placed them in internment camps. Some people remained in the camps for over three years.

It is generally bad when people have all their possessions stolen from them and then have them put into prison with their wives and children. It is even worse when the people in question are citizens in good standing of their country but are "criminal" for having the wrong ethnic or national origin.

People were afraid of more attacks on their cities, homes, ect. so they had the president sighn a paper to have the Japanese put in an isolated area.* many Americans feared they were in volved in spying on the United States.*

It means Japanese people Are un employed ; 0-

They have pets like people do in the United States

I'm not sure exactly. This is a way to get started. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Americans feared that the Japanese living in the United States would do something bad and were somehow linked to the goverment.

The Trail of Tears was when Cherokee Indians were taken from there homes by the government, and the Japanese Internment camps were there because the government didn't trust Japanese people.

During World War 2 under executive order 9066 signed by president Roosevelt, the United States government sent about 120000 people of Japanese decent living in the US to internment camps.

Japanese people or those of Japanese descent were placed into interment camps because the United States Government feared that there were Japanese spies in America spying for the Japan. However, more than two thirds of those in the camps were American citizens and half were children.

See website: Japanese-American internment camps.

A little over 100,000 Japanese were held in internment camps.

The situation called for 110,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese who lived along the Pacific coast of the United States to be put into camps spread throughout the United States. Also 7,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese from Latin America were rounded up and transported to the US to the camps. These camps were active from 1942 to 1944. In the Japanese internment camps, they let them live as close to a normal life as they could. They let them order products out of a Sears catalog, grow gardens, let them request the types of food they could eat, and other things to make them have the most "normal of a life" as possible while in containment. But, they were not allowed to leave, communicate with anyone outside the camp, or disobey the people who worked there. By the documents I read, I conclude that no Japanese died in the two years in the camps in the United States. If someone get a document contrary to what I say with the number, I welcome to show it to us.

They were placed in concentration camps ; Japanese-American internment .

The displaced persons in the internment camps went either to their original countries, to live with relatives elsewhere, and many went to other countries like the United States. Some Jews went to Israel.

Japanese Internment camps were never a necessity. Based on a few Japanese people who hid a Japanese pilot, the entire population of Japanese Americans were convicted without a jury. Yet, Japanese Americans still continued to join the army, and go to fight for their country while their families were forced to live in internment camps. Historians agree this was a very dark time in American history.

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