Double Victory (Women and Asian Americans) by: Kaylie and Jhon

ASIAN AMERICAN DURING WWII

Chinese exclusive act, the first quota act, and national origins act made it difficult for Asians to find partners and for a long time the acts discriminated against these immigrants. Executive Order 9066 was issued on February 19, 1942 where Asian Americans abandoning earnings and property to relocated to interior regardless of citizenship.

FOUR SIMILARITIES BETWEEN WOMEN AND ASIAN AMERICANS DURING WWII

  • both groups faced discrimination
  • the two communities were serving for war
  • they're both communities that fought for equal rights
  • Asian American women worked at home taking care of the kids and cooking, and women were expected to do the same

THREE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WOMEN AND ASIAN AMERICANS DURING WWII

  • Asian Americans worked as cooks, waiters, gardeners, shopkeepers and technicians while women worked as nurses in the war.
  • Many Japanese Americans worked in industries (selling produce and flowers) while American women normally worked in factories.
  • Asian Americans are ranked lower than American women

TREATMENT OF ASIAN AMERICANS DURING WWII

  • The Japanese American community were suspected of being a spies due to the surprised attack in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941.
  • Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, Japanese Americans were incarcerated and relocated to internment camps holding up 120,000 people.
  • Korematsu v. United States was a battle in court against Executive Order 9066. Korematsu was discriminated and mostly got negative reviews so was sent to a five year probation .

ASIAN AMERICAN RESPOND DURING WWII

  • 3,600 Japanese Americans entered the arm forces
  • 22,00 live in Hawaii or away from relocation zone
  • About 77,000 people were receive compensation for unjust liberties
  • Japanese Americans stayed loyal to the United States

ASIAN AMERICANS CONTRIBUTION TO WWII

  • Chinese Americans and and China was a vital ally to the U.S. Roosevelt approve with the Chinese government to purchase its resources. Chinese Americans were known as the "sick man of Asia" to an important ally of the United States.
  • Chinese Americans benefited from the events, so they expanded influence socially and economically. Japanese Americans were known as selling produce and flowers.

ANALYSIS/OPINION OF ASIAN AMERICANS DURING WWII

  • Japanese Americans were targeted the most. They were still loyal even when they're discriminate.
  • The ternment camps is like the concentration camps where people were separated.

SLOGAN: "IF NO ONE IS WILLING, WE WILL"

Women during WWII

Treatment of Women during World War II

  • Women faced inequality because they didn't have the same opportunities as men did (e.g. jobs)
  • Women were considered " Second-class citizens "
  • They were paid less than men

Response to Treatment

  • Women went on strike in October 1943 for one week. This strike was supported by men as well. It worked, women and men had the same wage after this movement.

Contributions from Women during WWII

  • They weren't the cause of WWII. But there were propagandas all over, recruiting men to join the army/war. Many of the women's husbands left to fight in the war. As a result, plenty of jobs opened up for women to take.

Slogan: "Keep on Trying"

Analysis/Opinion to the actions of Women

  • I am inspired by how the women took a stand towards injustice. I'm glad that it worked out in their favor. They were very strong and brave during this time.

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