Essay about Japanese And Japanese Internment Camps

903 Words Feb 25th, 2016 4 Pages
December 7, 1941, the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. This caused many people to be afraid and angry of the Japanese, American or foreign. This escalated so quickly that President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1941(Timeline 6). The Executive Order declared that all people of Japanese ancestry were to be sent to internment camps away from the west coast( Timeline 6). The West coast had many military bases, and other places important to the war effort(Newsreel). With this information it can be can concluded that placing the Japanese people in the internment camps was unjustified. The internment of the Japanese was unjustified because The Germans and Italians were not sent to the internment camps as well, most of the Japanese people didn’t have a job that would allow them to sabotage the United States and the decision was not based on military conditions like it was said to. One reason that the internment of the Japanese people was unjustified because the Germans and Italians in the country were not sent to internment camps as well(Munson 3). When Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Roosevelt it was to get rid of all threats and saboteurs that may have been helping Axis. This was the alliance between Germany, Italy, and Japan. If this was true that it would have been best to send all three races to the internment camps instead of just the Japanese people alone. In September 1942 Harry Paxton Howard published an article in…

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