Japanese And Japanese Internment Camps Essay

1225 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
Japanese American Internment Camps
The United States throughout history had many faults in their actions and mindset against minorities. During the era of World War II, there was much distrust and tension between the counties of the Axis Powers. Because of the conflict between the countries, many people of German, Italian and Japanese heritage were treated poorly and disrespectfully at the time. Although, of the three, none were treated as poorly as the Japanese Americans were treated. Of all the many minorities unrightfully treated in the 1950’s, interned Japanese Americans were treated the worst from the public’s view of them, how they they were treated in the camps and the aftermath of their internment.
To be prosecuted for a reason unknown, have everything taken away in an instant, the many lives of the Japanese Americans in the 1950’s had their lives taken away from them without justification. Citizens feared Japanese Americans due to the recent attack on Pearl Harbor, many people assumed that the Japanese Americans in America worked as spies for their native homeland and were not to be trusted. Due to racial prejudice,it was believed by many that the Japanese Americans were secretly trying to sabotage the war effort despite the fact that there was no proof of renegade actions. There was an influx of pressure for president Roosevelt take action and calm the public. Although he may not have supported the order, he eventually succumbed to popular opinion and pressure…

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