The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor

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Clarence Darrow states “History repeats itself, and that one of the things that’s wrong with history.” We all know history will repeat itself in its own way but the way people are treated during these times needs to change with the history. For example the treatment of the Japanese and the Muslims after the terrorist attacks is seen as unfair and is questioned if it was necessary. Even though these two ethnic groups were viewed differently they had a lot of similarities to how they treated after the attacks. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, but it wasn’t until February 19th that the Japanese Americans got treated differently by the government. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive order 9066, which called for the exclusion and interment of the Japanese Americans that lived in California, Washington, and Oregon (Executive order 9066). Even though two-thirds of the people had been born in the United States and more than 70 percent of the people were American citizens they were treated as criminals. The government believed since Japan was doing so well in the war by taking over a big chunk of Asia and sank many US navy ships that there were spies here in the US helping the Japanese (Japanese Americans). When the evacuation order was activated, the …show more content…
The bombing of Pearl Harbor was aimed for hurting the United States military, while the attack of 9-11 was aimed virtually to hurt the citizens. The biggest difference between the two groups is the way the President acted. After Pearl Harbor President Roosevelt approved removing the Japanese Americans and relocating them, while President Bush asked Americans not to discriminate against Muslims after 9-11. Not only did the Muslims have the President’s support the Japanese Americans stood by them because they didn’t want them to go through what they had

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