Japanese Internment Camps Dbq

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What if one day you had to move somewhere unfamiliar, was falsely accused of something you never did, and had to deal with race prejudice everyday? This was the injustice the Japanese Americans had to go through during WW II. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 12/071941, the United States reaction took a very effective part in american history. The FBI started arresting Japanese American known as community leaders and were taken away from their families. President Roosevelt signed the executive order 9066, which allowed the army to exclude anyone from an area, particularly in the west coast without any legal permits. The two important reasons which led to internment camps were political and cultural.

To begin with, political reasons led to internment camps. In the document “A History of US: Forgetting the Constitution” The author states, “An army general who is in charge of the defense of the West Coast makes up stories of treason and treachery in the Japanese community.” This detail supports this cause because the US government decided to make up stories about the Japanese Americans as an excuse to give the citizens for them to believe why Japanese Americans should be kept in internment camps. Another example in the document “Japanese Americans From
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Political is more important because the US government gave the citizens reasons to believe why Japanese Americans should be in internment camps even if they had to make up stories and rumors about helping Japan. This conflict would have not happened if there weren’t political reasons why Japanese Americans should be segregated and forced into internment camps because the US government falsely accused them of being spies for Japan. The japanese internment camps were unfair because the Japanese Americans got their civil rights taken away, most people falsely accused them of helping Japan, and they were constantly discriminated by their

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