Farewell Letter Of The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor

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Cami Fitzgerald | English 3 | September 22, 2016 Farwell to Manzanar MRS. FOX PAGE 1 Farewell to Manzanar is an autobiographical book about Jeanne Wakatsuki and her family during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. December 7th, 1941 was an atrocious day. That day was the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. In February of 1942 President Roosevelt made a difficult decision to issue all Japanese Americans to be sent to internment camps. In one way, it is not fair to the thousands of people who had no connections with the enemy to be put in such poor conditions but at the same time if we did not do that there might have been some more chaos than needed. I think they should’ve handled that in a more civil way such as monitoring them instead of separating the families. To the government it did not matter if they were born in America or not, they were more concerned if these people were having contact with the Japanese. Jeanne Wakatsuki was only seven years old when this horrific day occurred. Military forces forcibly entered her home and arrested her family for the way she looked, along with thousands of other Japanese Americans. ` The military rounded up all the Japanese Americans they could in a cage-like cart and drove them all the way to Manzanar. They would separate the men and women into different camps. Jeannes father and brother, Woody, were taken to Owens Valley in California. These camps were not so glamourous, they had sandstorms prowling through the night, cracks in the

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