The Effects Of Japanese Internment Camps During WWII

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World War II or otherwise known as the good war. While this war did do a lot of good by

liberating the Jewish people from concentration camps it was also the reason for Japanese

internment camps. By having these internment camps, America was on its way to becoming the

next Germany. The war ended the holocaust and the depression but the countless lives that it

took, especially in Japan, was devastating. The good doesn’t outweigh the bad. Women were

encouraged to get jobs for the first time but they were also pressured into marrying soldiers,

African American men were discriminated while they were soldiers fighting on the same side as

the white men, and advanced technology killed thousands in Japan while in America innocent

Japanese people were held in
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FDR wanted to go to war because he knew that going to war would end the

depression because of the countless number of jobs it would create. At first the American people

were against it and wanted to remain partial, but when the Japanese hit Pearl Harbor, the

American people couldn’t wait to go to war. Pearl Harbor was the reason for getting the

American people all riled up for the war and propaganda kept the people excited and patriotic.

Even though it was the Germans who were committing genocide, the American people

had more animosity towards the Japanese. The reason being that they looked different. They

were portrayed as evil in the movies so they were assumed to be evil in real life too. The

Germans were evil too but they didn’t receive as much hatred or disgust as the Japanese people.

This was most likely because the Germans were Caucasian. A woman said that if she had the

choice of feeding either 50 Germans or 50 Japanese people, she would feed the Germans and let

the Japanese die. Americans were not cultured. They didn’t know anything about the Japanese

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