However, the reasons for US involvement in Korea can’t be explained simply by their interests in Japan. The USA was anti-appeasement as appeasement had failed in the past and they had learnt their lesson from World War 2. Kim in North Korea reminded the USA of Hitler, as Hitler could never be appeased and invaded anyway, just like Kim did when North Korea attacked the South. Also, Containment was part of US foreign policy in 1950, where Communism had to be contained to stop it spreading. This was similar to the Domino Theory
The Order inflicted destitution on more than 120,000 Japanese who resided in the West Coast. “Of this number 70,000 of them were American Citizens” (The Immigrant Experience: The Japanese Americans, 54). Furthermore, General DeWitt expressed his exposition for the internment program by his infamous statement “A Jap is a Jap”. He further emphasized his resentment and ignorance by making the statement “There is no way to determine their loyalty.... It makes no difference whether he is an American; theoretically he is still Japanese and you can’t change him by giving him a piece of paper” (Japanese American Women: Three Generations, 126).
The Immigration Act of 1917 banned almost all Asian immigrants and introduced a literacy test. But even after this new law was introduced there seemed to be no stopping the immigrants coming to the USA in search of the American Dream. World War one was another reason for the USA wanting to restrict the amount of immigrants coming into their country. Most Americans had accepted the ‘melting pot’ idea that all new immigrants would become ‘Americans’ but during the war many German immigrants supported the German side and when the USA joined the war against Germany there was a danger that American Society would split. Many American’s were afraid that immigrants would bring in new ideas such as anarchism and communism.
In “The Rhetoric of Democracy” by Daniel J. Boorstin, explores the hidden history, of advertising, often overlooked in the American experience. Illustrating how advertising has been part of the mainstream of American civilization, but often over looked by many of the most respectable surveys of American history. Boorstin explains how the use of propaganda has been part of advertising since the settling of the American colonies. Boorstin’s “The Rhetoric of Democracy” goes through how advertising techniques have changed from the early days of promoting the American colonies through the technology of advertising used in today’s world. He defines propaganda as "hopeful overstatements, half truths, and downright lies, but he called it advertising.” Through advertisements, Americans are set up for disappointment.
America also enabled natives who needed jobs to gain wealth in order to support their families. In the essay “Five Myths about Immigration” by David Cole, Cole supports the immigration to America. He explains how there are myths that are portrayed by the immigrants, and argues all of them. The myths that Cole explains in his essay are: America is being overrun by immigrants, immigrants take jobs from U.S. citizens, immigrants are a drain on society’s resources, aliens refuse to assimilate and are depriving us of our cultural and political unity, and noncitizen immigrants are not entitled to constitutional rights. Cole uses evidence such as statistics and court cases to support his thoughts and describe how he feels about immigrants.
Was Japan an inward looking nation? Japan was an inward looking nation as the country was not interested in trading i.e. importing and exporting goods. Up until the Meiji restoration Japan was controlled by the Tokugawa shogunate had put Japan into seclusion. This closed all trade and depended on the country supporting itself and therefore Japan was an inward looking nation.
Japan; From Isolation to Imperial Expansion Until the 1860s, powerful families and then shoguns (military generals) ruled Japan. Japan was isolated from much of the world between 1639 and 1853. During this time, foreigners were expelled and contact with the outside world was forbidden. However, there was contact with the Dutch and Chinese during this period for some trade. One of the reasons for this isolationist policy was Japan’s fear of European colonisation and to preserve the Japanese culture.
Immigration is a huge issue in America. America is seen as the country of opportunity, which is true. In our eyes America broadens the mind of people and for some its a gateway for achievement and from poverty to help people better themselves. In Machiavelli's eyes based on his views on government, immigration coincide with his point made about generosity. Being generous “you must seize every opportunity to make a big display of your giving,” which would only attract immigrants and in most cases illegal immigrants at that.
This differs to the USA, who was Capitalist, which meant private individuals owned industry and kept the profits. The freedom and rights of each person were considered important and didn’t want the state interfering with their lives. The Americans were suffering greatly while being at war with Japan, and although Russia had agreed to help defeat Japan in return for getting land and resources in the east, they still had not done anything to help defeat them. President Truman decided he would use the atomic bomb to save more American lives. In August 1945, the war between the USA and Japan ended after the USA dropped 2 bombs, one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki.
America’s interracial and intercultural composition, prejudice, and tension between different groups has been inevitable, especially since whites (Anglos) emigrating from England felt they were innately superior and dominant over people from other nations and people of color. This paper will focus on the difficulties experienced by two racial minorities, Native American and Asian American, and will review how racism and culture conflict affected these two groups. Native Americans and Asian Americans found themselves in uniquely different positions in America. Native Americans has been the original inhabitants of this land, but found themselves outnumbered as Anglos and Hispanics arrived and claimed the land as their own. Native Americans found themselves to be in the minority and were slaughtered or enslaved by the newcomers.