Internment Camps of Japanese Americans
No matter how brave or honorable a society may believe its leadership to be, every society invariably has a history complicated by both faults and mistakes. For the, land of the free and the home of the brave, many people believed those faults to have been previous discrimination and intolerance. Those faults contributed to the most shameful portions of American History including the institution of African slavery during the pre-civil war era and the internment of Japanese-Americans during the early 1940”s. Both the United States and Canadian World War II era leadership participated in the internment of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans in and effort to ensure national security.
Prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, many Japanese immigrants had begun to make homes for themselves in the West Coast regions of ht United States, especially California.(Davidson, Gienapp, Heyrman, Lytle, & Stoff, 2005, pg.884) These immigrants worked hard to provide for their famines and bore children on United States soil who were then considered American citizens. For the most part, the civilians were able to assimilate into society working mostly lower class jobs and attending to their own business. This soon began to change as their homeland of Japan to challenge the US; military to political maneuvering which eventually became the fighting which inhabited the Eastern front of the Second World War. (Ambrose, 1999)
Japan under the control of both an Emperor and a Prim Minister, began to become militarily active in the Southern Pacific. After the Manchuria in the early 1930’s, Japan began fighting the Second Sino-Japanese War with China in 1937. Japan was clearly on a conquest for a lager empire, and the United States government felt pressured to become involved but to their alliance with Britain. Although British leadership was already engrossed in full scale European war, they pressured the United States to keep Japan from...