Was President Roosevelt justified in ordering Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the internment of Japanese American citizens. I believe that he was justified in putting them into internment camps because we didn't know whether or not they could be trusted.
Japan had many reasons behind their attack. First reason is their nationalistic and conceited mindset. They believed that Japan is the fountain source of the Yamato race and saw themselves greater than the rest of the Asian race (document A). Japan subjects believed that they had to be loyal to the emperor because of the imperial Throne
Overall, Japan had many reasons that led to the attack and bombing of Pearl Harbor. Although the attack on Pearl Harbor may have been an overdue response to the decisions made after World War I, Japan also wanted to put their plan into place for a new world order, the United States oil embargo against them caused issues, and the expansion of the American naval fleet frightened them. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because they wanted to gain power and leadership in the
World War II brought great tension between two of the strongest countries during the 1940s: the United States and Japan. Conflict started with Japan’s push past Chinese borders into Manchuria in search of the natural resources that Japan needed. The United States avoided military action with Japan and instead decided
Justifying the bombing Japan was a very nationalistic country in which the purpose of the civilians was to fight until death for their emperor. This was evident in the fact that they had practiced an extremely nationalistic concept of Bushido. This concept made surrender unacceptable for all Japanese people and they lived to die for the emperor. There nationalism was fueled by the fact that they won 2 large battles (Sino Japanese War and Russo Japanese war) against larger countries. Along with this, the Japanese also had Kamikaze pilots who suicide by deliberately crashing planes into American warship as a tactic of fighting. This extreme nationalism shows that they could not be fought with regular weapons and so posed a threat for the whole world.
In the present, Japan is a military and economic superpower with strong influence. However, it was not always like this. In the early 1700s, Japan isolated itself from the world and greeted foreigners unfortunate enough to shipwreck in Japan with hostility. In the 1850s, the United States attempted to make
For starters, Japan’s imperialistic interests could be due to multiple reasons such as their beliefs and fears. As a matter of fact, according to Doc. A,”The ideals of Japan… are represented by the principle that the
wanted to avoid war. Japan, Italy and Germany were the ones who wanted to cause conflict. These three countries wanted to expand and take over and were willing to go to war over it. Japan wanted to expand so they invaded Manchuria. Italy wanted to go into Africa and build an empire and Germany was being taking over by Hitler who wanted to take over Europe. Everyone was wanting to take something that did not belong to them. Benito Mussolini was over Italy, Hitler had Germany and Francisco Franco had France. Italy and Germany signed an Axis Pact and Japan forged an alliance with Germany and joined the Pact later. Hitler had it out for the Jews of Germany. He launched a massive attack on them. He wanted to unite all German speaking people and form a new empire the “Third Reich”. Roosevelt gave a speech and mentioned Four Freedoms which were the freedom of speech, to be able to worship God in their own way, freedom of want and to not fear you neighboring nation. When he gave this speech he was not just talking to America. At the end of each one he ended it with “everywhere in the world”. He then demanded heavy military expenditures and in April 1941 the U.S. occupied Greenland. That summer Winston Churchill and Roosevelt signed the Atlantic Charter that pledged freedom of the seas and trade. Germany and Japan are the ring leaders in this. We were able to crack a Japanese code that told us they were planning to attack the Dutch Indies. So to try
Also, they considered Europe and America were crumbling countries (Document A).With that being said, Japan tried to gain power so that it could achieve the apex of the world.
Clearly, Japan wanted more power during World War II. Japan believed Europe and America dominated across the globe for too long. Japan became jealous and wanted to be as powerful as these nations. They decided to establish a policy titled the “New Order”. Japan hoped to spread their reign across the world, however The United States did not appreciate this. Document A explains, “The benevolent rule of the Emperor may be extended so as to embrace the whole world”. Japan wants to control other countries around the world. America does not agree and decides to freeze their assets and bank accounts to hopefully stop Japan’s power strides. Instead of accepting America’s demands, they decided to bomb Pearl Harbor in retaliation to prove their brutality to the rest of the
The war against Japan provided the Allies with completely new problems as they faced up to an enemy with completely different tactics. Japan’s imperial ambitions had been evident from as early as 1931. Japan became seen as a serious threat to the economic interests and influence of the US and European powers in Asia. By July 1937, Japan was engaged in all-out war with China and turned to the Axis powers, signing the Tripartie Pact with Germany
eventually in a way caused the war by limiting japans resources and getting involved with their war with japan and their process of imperialism. The U.S. had control over japans supply in oil and resources but didn’t have access to Germanys so getting involved with Germanys imperialism would take a lot more effort on the U.S. side, while we did have control over the resources and oil of japan so we could easily prevent Japan from growing stronger as a country.
Hirohito was the "divine" emperor of Japan from 1926-1989, which occupied the entire time of World War II (WWII). He brought Japan into the world affair in September of 1940 when he reluctantly signed the Tripartite Pact with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. This pact created an alliance with the Axis Powers in which they would protect each other if any country not apart of the war attempted to attack one of them. Those that fought against Germany, the Allied Forces, did so with the intention of getting the Nazi leader of Germany, Hitler, out of power. Hirohito thought that creating peace with the powerful countries would prevent
The first reason was to end the war by forcing Japan to surrender. The United States was about to invade Japan, but because the Japanese were
In the 1940’s, tension between Japan and America was dramatically increasing.Japan had recently declared that there was to be a new order, and that they were the new world power. The United States did not like Japan’s motives and cut Japan off from their main source of trade and supplies. Japan bombed Pearl Harbor because America put restrictions on trade, America was becoming too strong, and Japan wanted to be the at the top of the world power.