The Civil Liberties Act of 1988

The Civil Liberties Act of 1988

The Civil Liberties Act of 1988

In 1942 discriminatory actions were handed down against the Japanese Americans that owned land on American soil by the American Government under the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, during the time of World War II. The Administrative Mandate was called Order 9066, this mandate savagely ripped Japanese Americans from their home and the land they owned. The American government system has become the judge, jury and terrorist operative against Japanese Americans that was believed to have ties to Japan or its allies.

President Ronald Reagan believed open heartily that the American Government had over stepped its power in 1942 going against the Japanese Americans he signed the 1988 Civil Liberties Act. I da been stated,” For years, Japanese American activist groups urged the government to take further action on behalf of the internees. Finally, in 1980, Congress created the Commission of Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians to examine possibilities for redressing the injustice of the internment camps.” (Hatamiya, Leslie T. Righting, 1993) President Reagan signed in to law The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 giving representative compensation of $20,000 to over 120,000 Japanese Americans of all ages, also issuing a formal Presidential request for forgiveness.

I know during war we as humans start to take more of a defensive mindset, but stripping the Civil Liberties from its own citizens and going against an individual race or nationality like the Japanese Americans would be considered as an inhuman act of racism against one group of people like the Japanese Americans today.

Mr. Bobby L Porter
South University of Georgia
College of Arts & Sciences
Science Degree in Psychology - Behavioral Health


Hatamiya, Leslie T. Righting. (1993). a Wrong: Japananese Americans and the Passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Retrieved from Stanford University Press.Friday, July 31, 2015, from The...

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