Argumentative Essay On Japanese Internment Camps

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On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. Order 9066 said that all Japanese-Americans are to be relocated to internment camps, 70,000 were American citizens. All Japanese-Americans lost their homes, jobs and many personal belongings (ourdocuments.com). Based on my research I believe that it was not right to put the Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Even though the Japanese were not treated as bad as the Jewish in Nazi concentration camps, but it is still not fair to be put through all of that by your own country. This historical event took place in the 1940s. The bombing by the Japanese, in Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, contributed to Executive Order 9066 being created. The Americans thought the Japanese could not be trusted because they could be spies for their home…show more content…
It may have not been the best way because that is very wrong to place a group of people in “concentration camps” for being apart of a race. On August 10, 1988 Congress enacted a Civil Liberties Act saying that it was very unfair to have put American Citizens in camps. The act also promised to educate the next generations about this event so this kind of thing does not happen again. To acknowledge the wrong that the United States did toward the Japanese-Americans (children of the camps). In 1993 President Bill Clinton wrote an apology letter to the Japanese. The Letter was about fifty years later, but President Clinton had good intentions. The apology letter basically said that the United States recognized the wrong and unjust actions. The letter also said the reasons why this happened. The reasons why this historical event happened was racial prejudice, war time hysteria, and not a lot of political leadership. In the end of the letter it stated that the United States can make sure that this will not happen again,

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