Japanese Internment Camps Effects

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The bombing of Pearl Harbor had many effects on Americans as well as Japanese during World War II. One event that followed the bombing of Pearl Harbor that majorly affected the outcome of the war was the creation of Japanese internment camps. Japanese internment camps were similar to German camps for the Jewish, but were not nearly as harsh. Americans were wrong in making the decision to create Japanese internment camps during World War II.
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor. This bombing killed many Americans, destroyed one American battleship, and capsized another. A total of twelve ships were either sank or beached, and nine more were damaged. The attack also destroyed and damaged
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Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which ordered the relocation of all Japanese-Americans to concentration camps. No order was applied to Hawaii, even though its population was one-third Japanese at the time. Also, there was no similar order against German-Americans or Italian-Americans, whose homelands were also members of the Axis Powers. A large number of Japanese-Americans, most of whom were American citizens, were moved to ten internment camps across the United States. Americans had no reason to intern Japanese-Americans, other than the fact that they were of Japanese descent. It was also unfair that America only interned Japanese-Americans, and not German-Americans or…show more content…
In 1948, Congress passed a law that provided reimbursement for any property lost by those interned. In 1988, Congress gave restitution payments of $20,000 to survivors of the camps.
There were many decisions made during World War II that were far worse than Japanese internment camps. Even so, Japanese internment camps were a bad decision on America’s part during World War II. Eventually, America realized how awful of a decision it was and reimbursed the still-living Japanese-Americans that were interned, but it was years after the war, and was not enough to make up for internment. Japanese-Internment camps were one of the worst decisions made by America during World War II, and no decision like it should be made by America ever
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