Japanese Internment Kyle Johnson

Was it fair to place the Japanese living in the west coast of the United States?

I support the actions of placing the Japanese in Internment camps. Since it was wartime, laws were different and we had to place our citizens safety first. We had to protect ourselves and think about winning the war.

American Safety

We had to worry about our citizens first. We did not want the Japanese that lived in the United States to find a crucial piece of information and be able to give that to the enemy. The U.S army general from document 1 said, "That Japan is allied with Germany and Italy in this struggle is no ground for assuming that any Japanese... though born and raised in the United States will not turn against this nation when the final test of loyalty comes". This means that when it comes to their support, they are most likely going to choose their home country over a country where their rights are being suppressed. The benefit of putting American Safety first is that we are protecting our citizens. The con of this is that we will have created more enemies within our country. I believe that American Safety should always be put first.

Executive order 9066

Executive order was issued to help protect the United States against espionage. I believe that this order was needed at this time. With so many Japanese Americans in the United States, we had a fair reason for this. Document 4, which is the fourteenth amendment, says, "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States..."

Kids were transported to Internment camps in trucks.
This picture shows the mentality of store owners and how the internment of Japanese affected the citizens of the United States of America.

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