Jewl Duran Hist 136 11/7/10 Japanese American Internment The Japanese American internment was ingrained anti-Asian racism, nativist and economic pressures from groups in California that had long wanted the Japanese gone, and the panic of wartime hysteria. The decisions to relocate and detain Japanese Americans were race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership. Ultimately, 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry: including tens of thousands of U.S. citizens were taken from their homes without charges or hearings, were excluded from the entire coastal region, and detained in desolate camps for years after any threat of a Japanese assault on the U.S. mainland had evaporated. The financial costs to Japanese Americans
But we still have a great way to go. After this victory we must tighten the straps of our helmets and go onward, determined to continue our fight until the final goal has been won." How contrasting were these files, which were collected, formatted, and edited by Larry W. Jewel? The US troops in Hawaii had no idea of this impending doom, whereas in the Japanese communication of success, it is clear their planning and secrecy made this moment all possible. (Jewell, 1941) Prior to December 7, 1941 the United States had been engaged in several other military strikes.
Disappointed, the Tinker’s appealed their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court decided to hear this case because they have made attempts in the past to define the freedom of speech limitations. They wanted to hear the constitutionality of Des Moines’ anti-armband
12-14-12 Hiroshima Book Essay On December 7th, 1941 the Japanese troops attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor located near Honolulu, Hawaii. As a result of the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent a telegraph to the Japanese commander asking him to surrender. After waiting quite a while President Roosevelt ordered the atomic bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima and then on Nagasaki. He issued this order because the Japanese general hadn't surrendered to their threat. Upon the bombing of the two cities, the Japanese citizens that lived near the explosion had been through a devastating and horrifying experience.
Prejudice in World War II During World War II, Japan attacked America, but somehow that meant that every Japanese person was equally involved. The book being read, Farewell to Manzanar, was written by Jeanne Wakatsuki and her husband James D. Houston. Once World War II started, the prejudice against the Japanese became strong, especially on December 7th, 1941, when Japan decided to bomb Pearl Harbor causing the very next day to be war. For a small seven year old named Jeanne and her family, they were both surprised, and nervous. Like a large percent of the Japanese living in America, they were sent to a camp called Manzanar.
After a few minutes of debate we decided to change our view on WWII by declaring that we were taking sides against Japan in WWII. This was the turning point of WWII because the US had not been involved in the war until this point. Within a matter of days there were people enlisting for war and more being drafted? We also started shutting down small businesses to go and work in factories to produce war products. These products included ammunition and rifles.
These riots began on Monday, July 13, 1863 because the president at the time, Abraham Lincoln, called for the institution of a draft because both the Confederate and the Union militaries needed troops to fight in the Civil War which was highly disliked. On the day of the draft lottery one of the firefighters from Fire Engine Company Number 33, otherwise known as the “Black Joke”, was selected during the draft. The fire company believed that they should be exempt from the draft because they saw themselves as part of the military. They stopped the lottery and broke into the marshal’s office on Third Ave and 47th Street (Hamberger 95). When the fire company broke into the marshal’s office where the draft was being held the smashed the selection wheel and set fire to the building which is ironic because they put out fires.
Japanese ancestry was told to move out of the region themselves. Lots moved out of the “vital coast” areas but suspicions grew from America about the Japanese loyalty and this was the cause of unforeseen difficulties. On March 27, 1942 the army brought forth a forced and orderly evacuation. (Okubo 12) In the near future, the Unites Stated began rounding up the Japanese. They were told to “bring work clothes suited for pioneer life” (Yancey 15) Mine Okubo’s family was one of the first families to be relocated to these internment camps.
We were constantly being harassed and treated unfairly. This only got worse as the United States government made a decision that would affect the Japanese Americans of this time for the rest of their lives. After the attack at Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066. This order began the internment and gave the military the ability to remove anyone, citizens or aliens from their homes and place them into detention centers. Although no group was singled out in this order, the entire Japanese American population that was living on the west coast of the United States were removed from their homes and placed into the centers.
In May 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle suggested that a breakdown of the nuclear family was among the causes of recent riots in Los Angeles in which over fifty people had died. “I believe the lawless social anarchy which we saw is directly related to the breakdown of family structure, personal responsibility and social order in too many areas of our society,” Quayle remarked. He went on to criticize society’s increasingly permissive attitude toward out-of-wedlock childbearing, pointing specifically to the treatment of the issue in the television sitcom Murphy Brown. “It doesn’t help matters when prime time TV has Murphy Brown—a character who supposedly epitomizes today’s intelligent, highly paid, professional woman—mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another ‘lifestyle choice.’” Quayle’s speech, especially his reference to Murphy Brown, provoked an outpouring of commentary. Numerous Americans agreed with Quayle, expressing concern that the “traditional family” and “family values” were being undermined by a public morality that too readily condoned unwed motherhood and divorce.