Essay Japanese Internment
In 1942, 120,000 Japanese-Americans were "relocated" to areas far from their homes, out of the fear the United States Government held inside their hearts. Japan had just bombed Pearl Harbor. Many of the U.S. seaport areas on the West coast were inhabited by Japanese-Americans. General DeWitt provided a "security plan" for both
United States citizens (Caucasian) and the Japanese-Americans...or so it was stated.
However, when seeking the fine details of this incident, will we ever know the absolute truth? The Official Government documents drastically contrast the first-hand accounts of what it was like in those "Pioneer Communities." Each source changes the story behind the Japanese-American …show more content…
President and his men held a great deal of respect - and the government officials must have had sufficient reason for doing such a thing to it's people. We know now that this
"relocation and evacuation" was immoral, deceitful, and practically criminal. But in the
1940's, it was somehow accepted. The instructions also included, not just what they were to bring, but also what
NOT to bring. "No pets of an kind...no personal items and no household goods...." The government only allowed for the Japanese-Americans to bring necessities. Nothing that