Argumentative Essay On Japanese Internment

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Executive Order 9066 issued the following Japanese Americans living on the West Coast to be imprisoned, taken away from their friends and homes. It was that very day on February 19, 1942 that President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the Secretary of War to prescribe certain areas as military zone making way for the deportation of Japanese Americans to internment camps. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, all backs were turned to those of Japanese descent; were they (the Japanese) with us or against us? Legion amounts of people questioned the loyalty of the Japanese. This negativity caused officials to conclude that the Japanese residing in the United Stated were untrustworthy and to be placed in internment camps. This essay will discuss the …show more content…
One last reason why putting Japanese internment was futile is that during the war, a mass majority of the men fighting were the Japanese. In the short text titled Japanese-American Internment was an Unnecessary and a Racist Act it states, “ In fact, more than 25,000 Japanese Americans served in the armed forces during World War II, and the all Japanese-American 442nd combat team inflicted more casualties and received more decoration that any other comparable unit.” The deeds that the Japanese-Americans carried out were for their country. Not Japan, but the United States. There has been no record of any Japanese disloyalty or sabotage. If the Japanese-Americans were so ominous and perilous, then why were they the most decorated combat team and risked their very own lives to protect and defend a country that excluded and isolated …show more content…
Americans vehemently feared and despised anything Asian, perceiving them; the Japanese to be the more atrocious war mongers. This fear lead to the Japanese-Americans to be relocated in the internment camps. The internment camps, however, was an uncalled-for action because it was an act of racism, the Japanese did not pose as a threat and exhibited their loyalty by fighting for America in World War II. It was not until the war ended that the last Japanese internment camp came to an end in the year 1945, allowing all Japanese Americans to be free. This moment in our country's history was a significant and critical event to remember so that future generations do not make the same

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