The Internsment Of Japanese Internment During World War II
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Japanese Americans were treated harshly because Americans turned their anger on the Japanese Americans for a crime that was committed by Japan. Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, after that the Americans had a fear of being attacked on the west coast, this caused the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps. The internment of Japanese Americans was disgraceful and in hindsight unnecessary. But, because the United States feared that Japan was to attack the Japanese Americans would stay loyal to their country and fight against them, so their relocation was a strategy to defeat Japan. Still taking innocent Japanese Americans away from their homes for no reason other than them having Japanese blood in them is absolutely disgraceful. Especially because some of them fought with the United States in WWI. They had to spend the days of the war crammed in camps. Two and a half years later the order was reformed, and in 1945 the last camp was closed. Japanese were sent to internment camps after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, with the United States fearing that they would be attacked on the west coast by the Japanese, they sent the Japanese Americans to internment camps for the time of the war.
Two and a half months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order 9066, in the spring of 1942. The order was to round-up Japanese Americans into one of the 10 internment camps. Roosevelt signed this order because they were scared that the Japanese would attack the west coast, he saw them as a threat and he thought the Japanese Americans would stay true to their country and turn against America. The government was pressured by the American citizens and by the council, So he had to go through with the order. They were sent to one of the 10 camps located in California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas. Innocent Japanese Americans were sent because of one thing, they had Japanese blood in them. Over 60% of the Japanese Americans were American citizens, most who have never been to Japan, some were even WWI veterans. Nobody knew where they were going or where they were going to end up to end up. While they were getting relocated they could only bring what they