Other ways that the United States worked to ensure that Chinese communities would not develop were to create anti-miscegenation laws that prohibited all Asians from intermarrying with whites (79). Colorado did not have anti-miscegenation laws, but still tried to fight inter-marriage. In 1902, a couple who worked together at a hotel in Idaho Springs, Colorado, decided to get married. The groom was Chinese man Leo Latt Sing and the bride white woman Nellie Mershon (80). The brother of Nellie Mershon was able to get police to arrest Leo Latt Sing based on non-existent anti-miscegenation laws.
The forced relocation and incarceration has been determined to have resulted more from racism and discrimination among whites on the West Coast, rather than any military danger posed by the Japanese Americans. The case eventually made it to the U.S. Supreme Court; a year earlier, the court had upheld the constitionality of curfews for Japanese-Americans in Yaqui v. United States and Hirabayashi v. United States. The cases served as the foundation for the Korematsu case, with the justices ruling 6-3 to uphold his arrest and internment. A majority of people feel that the Government acted upon the Japanese Canadians unfairly using segregation, discrimination and prejudice, to separate them from the rest of Canada. Many people have observed that even before the war the Government treated the Japanese unfairly, by not granting them citizenship even though they were born there.
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).
Thesis: World War II affected the lives and Civil Liberties of Japanese Americans. The relocation of the Japanese during WWII was a big part of American history because by putting American citizens into internment camps that had not been tried by a court and a jury meant that the government was taking away their civil liberties, which is what the United States was founded upon. It was founded upon the belief that all people whether they were a man or woman were innocent until proven guilty. The Japanese were put into the internment camps not because they were proved guilty but because of their race and the possibility that they could be part of the Tokyo Rose/ Tokio Rose. Tokio Rose was a name given by the Allied forces to about a dozen female broadcasters of Japanese Propaganda.
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.
9066 which called for the evacuation of all persons of Japanese descent from the West Coast. This act based on ethnicity, allowed the military to avoid the constitutional protection of American citizens because it was in the name of national defense. The U.S. government coerced more than 120,000 Japanese Americans to remove themselves from their homes, businesses, schools, and, in some instances, family members due to separation throughout the relocation process. The order included all peoples of Japanese ancestry ben if they were american born citizens. However Fred Koresmatsu denied going to the government’s conﬁnement camps and questioned Congress’s and the military’s authority to relocate and detain them which led to his appeal in the Supreme court where many in the jury expressed their opinions of either agreeing or disagreeing with the following detainment of Koresmatsu.
The term "defeated more" refers to the factor which had the greatest impact on Japan, causing them to be drove to a state of devastation and have no other way than surrender unconditionally. The Japanese in WWII were defeated more because of the strengths of the allied powers rather than their weaknesses. One of the factors which lead to Japan's defeat was the strengths of the allied forces. The United States Army Air Forces made use of two atomic bombs on two cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first atomic bomb exploded in Hiroshima at 0815 on 6 August 1945.
The government’s quick implementation of Executive Order 9066 in reaction to the public’s panic, not only was unconstitutional and violated Japanese American rights, but also resulted in needless effort and attention towards the internment camps, making this an act of racism, not a military necessity. The United States government did not hold the right to intern Japanese Americans because of their ethnic background. People argued that the Japanese immigrants in the United States posed as a threat but fact is, 127,100 Japanese-Americans, about two thirds of whom were American born citizens, were evacuated (Powell). The Japanese-Americans had the same rights as any other American citizen, yet they were still interned. The public went straight to the conclusion that all people of
William Goodrich CA119 September 20 Assignment 5 The Diversity of Land and Geography California, the third largest state, is one of the Pacific states located in the West region of the United States. Like the rest of the United States, California is divided into regions. California’s four major land regions include the Coast Ranges, the Inland Mountains, the Central Valley, and the Basin and Range. The Coast Ranges region extends for 4,500 miles along the Pacific Coast of North America. California’s Coast Ranges region is actually part of a larger chain of mountains that stretch from Alaska to California, and into Mexico.
There are many statements and arguments that suggest that the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima was necessary to end World War II. Such as the Japanese were not surrendering, they still had fighting power as they had sunk U.S. Naval Ship Indianapolis only two days before the bombing Many of this argument can be counted as the only reason the Japanese weren’t surrendering is because they didn’t want to give up there emperor to the “unconditional surrender”, they practically had nothing left. They were sending their battleships and pilots out on suicide missions as they were desperate. Necessity of the bomb lies with the amount of people that would have been killed in a land invasion, although it was vastly exaggerated.