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  • First Generation American Born Japanese
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    The museum I visited was the Japanese-American National Museum in Little Tokyo. I kind of excited when I visited the Japanese-American National Museum because it was my first time to go to museum. I felt that Japanese-American Museum was really exquisite in its presentation. Overall, this museum was very interesting in the way it presented their respective heritages. When I first arrived near the Japanese-American National Museum, the museum was eye-catching. A new museum that opened up only mon...
  • Racist Reports About Japanese Americans
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    Japanese immigrants and the following generations had to endure discrimination, racism, and prejudice from white Americans. They were first viewed as economic competition. The Japanese Americans were then forced into internment camps simply because of the whites fear and paranoia. The Japanese first began to immigrate to the United States in 1868. At first they came in small numbers. US Census records show only 55 in 1870 and 2,039 in 1890. (Parrillo, 287) Most settled in the western states. (Kl...
  • Japanese In The Detention Centers
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    The 1940's was a turning point for American citizens because World War II was taking place during this time. Not only was America at odds with other countries, but also within its self. America is a huge melting pot full of diverse cultures and people from all nations. People travel from all over the world to the United States of America. These people had one goal in mind, a life of freedom and equal opportunity; or so they thought. The Japanese first began to immigrate to America in the 1860's ...
  • Justifiable To Intern The Japanese Americans
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    FYI (This is a biased written paper written if one were to defend Japanese Internment) The Necessity of Japanese Internment Much controversy has been sparked due to the internment of the Japanese people. Many ask whether it was justified to internment them. It is a very delicate issue that has two sides, those who are against the internment of the Japanese-Americans and those who are for it. With World War II raging in the East, America was still, for the most part, very inactive in the war. Whe...
  • Second Bomb The Japanese
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    History paper During the Second World War, the Americans faced a difficult time in their war against Japan. The topography of the land the well trained Japanese army and their motivation made it difficult to the Americans to decide the fate of the war. In front of that complex situation the Americans had decided to drop two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two major cities in Japan, killing thousands of people. The Americans hoped by doing that, they will bring the war to an end and inde...
  • Japanese Americans In Concentration Camps
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    World War II and Beyond World War II started when Germany's new dictator, Hitler, arrived. He believed that pure Germans were a superior race. He allied with Italy and Japan forming the Axis powers. Meanwhile, Britain and France, the Allies, were fighting with the Axis powers. After Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, the United States Joined World War II. I feel that the United States should have gotten involved earlier in the War so that Britain and France would have a helping hand and fi...
  • Japanese Americans In 1945 Many American Officials
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    The American Shame The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is a shameful era in the history of the United States. They were banished to detention centers not for their protection, but due to prejudices. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thousands of American citizens were sent away for the sole reason of their Japanese inheritance. Although some people protested this, it still occurred on the basis of wild speculation amongst high-ranking officials. The government called the Ja...
  • Camps Japanese Americans
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    After war was declared German-Americans and Italian-Americans, about 5,000, were rounded up. With in a year most of the 5,000 were released. The hatred became focused on the Japanese-Americans. Being of their race and people automatically thought they were with the enemy, that attacked Pearl Harbor. Of the 127,000 Japanese-Americans living in America, about two thirds were born American citizens, but this did not stop the suspicions and hostility directed towards them. Almost all of the Japanese...
  • Later Known As The Japanese Exclusion League
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    well. I have realize that the people and government that maintain, cleanse, and protect the social fabric of America is a great one. But the social fabric of America is not as clean as we like to think it is. As a matter of fact the fabric has been stain quite a few times actually, and not with the type of stains that can be simply remove. But the kind of stains that take years of steam cleaning and chemical treatment to restore to its original condition. In this case, the stains I am referring ...
  • Battle Of Iwo Jima Iwo Jima
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    Battle of Iwo Jima Iwo Jima was located on Japanese soil, 650 miles away from Tokyo. The U.S. and Japan wanted this island. Iwo Jima was important to the U.S. because it was halfway between the American and Japanese bomber bases in the Marianas. The island was home to three airfields that were in perfect locations for a fighter-escort station. It was also a good location for injured planes to land. The strategy taken by the Japanese was very unique in three ways. The first is that the Japanese d...
  • Japanese Americans Issei And Nisei
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    "Even with all the mental anguish and struggle, an elemental instinct bound us to this soil. Here we were born; here we wanted to live. We had tasted of its freedom and learned of its brave hopes for democracy. It was too late, much too late for us to turn back". (Sone 124). This statement is key to understanding much of the novel, Nisei Daughter, written by Monica Sone. From one perspective, this novel is an autobiographical account of a Japanese American girl and the ways in which she construc...
  • Relations Between The Japanese And The Americans
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    Causes of Pearl Harbor "There is no choice left but to fight and break the iron chains strangling Japan" (Spector 76) Admiral Nagano O sami gave this statement after finding no other way to resolve relations between the United States and Japan. The attack on Pearl Harbor was the only way Japan sought to break away from the United States oppression of the Japanese people. Poor relations between Japan and America were both economical and political; this caused the attack on Pearl Harbor. The hatre...
  • Japanese Residents To Internment Camps
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    Keith SalenskiJen StaussHistory 201 May 31, 2005 Japanese Internment Camps in WWII For over a century, the United States has been one of the most powerful and influential states on the globe. However, every nation has made mistakes in its past. Throughout our country's history, certain groups have had to endure horrible injustices: the enslavement of African-Americans, the removal of Native Americans, and discrimination against immigrants, women, homosexuals, and every other minority. During Wor...
  • Japanese People In Camps
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    "Herd 'em up, pack 'em off, and give 'em the inside room in the badlands" (Hearst newspaper column). Many Americans were feeling this way toward people of Japanese descent after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The feelings Americans were enduring were motivated largely by wartime hysteria, racial prejudice, and a failure of political leadership. The Japanese-Americans were being denied their constitutional rights, they were provided poor living conditions in these relocation camps, and by the time a...
  • Loss Of American Business To The Japanese
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    I read the novel Rising Sun by Michael Crichton. The story is about the grand opening of the Nakamoto Tower in Los Angeles, the new American headquarters of a Japanese corporation. On the night of the opening a young girl was killed on the forty-sixth floor, one story above the floor of the party. The Japanese liaison, Lieutenant Peter James Smith, was called to help the investigation begin, as the Japanese businessmen tried to stall the police. Though the story is about a homicide investigation...
  • Japanese Propaganda And War Atrocities
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    A Review on John W. Dower's War Without Mercy The powerful images of race during the Pacific War between two powerful foes, the United States and Japan, dominates the war propaganda of both nations during and after World War II that generated deep hatred, espousing stereotypes which still resonate today. John Dower asserts the significance of playing the race card and the level of success and failure attained by the U.S. and Japan in his work, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War...
  • Japanese Americans And The Internment Camps
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    One of the original arguments for adding a Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution was that it was needed to protect individuals and minority groups from a potential tyranny of the majority. Did it work Well, it depends on your viewpoint. Whether it was the Americans or the African-Americans, the Native Americans, or the Japanese Americans. The Bill of Rights were established to benefit the Americans, and only the Americans. They dealt with individual liberties, as well as the boundary ...
  • Japanese Americans During World War II
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    Jesse Tawil History Term Paper In the United during the Second World War the Asian population, the Japanese in particular, were unfairly and unjustly treated by the American population due to the influence of the American government. The internment of the Japanese Americans during World War II is a disgrace and embarrassment to all Americans today. It was unconstitutional in many ways; firstly it simply denied citizens their natural born rights as Americans. The Japanese Americans living on the ...
  • Desperation Of The American People
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    December 8, 1941 was a solemn day. The day after Japan dropped the bomb on Pearl Harbor, the people of the United States mourned. If ever there was a time when Americans wanted to enter World War II, it was then. The United Sates had been deceived by the Empire of Japan, with whom they thought they were at peace. Franklin Roosevelt's speech to Congress, asking for permission to declare war on Japan, shows the resentment and despair of the American people. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, many ...
  • Japanese Americans In The Camps
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    On December 7, 1941 The Japanese military bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After this bombing, America took a larger step into the involvement in the Second World War. The U.S. government decided that for the safety of the nation that one hundred twenty thousand people with Japanese decent would be relocated from the west coast. These Japanese-Americans were taken form their lives that they had established and brought to designated internment camps provided by the U.S. military. The United States re...

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