Japanese Americans internment Camps
- The Japanese Americans were treated very poorly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
- Most white Americans viewed Japanese Americans with suspicion as they questioned their allegiance daily
- Japanese Americans had it rough, often mistreated and alienated from society
- The imprisonment of Japanese Americans was believed to have resulted more from racism than from any security risk posed by Japanese Americans
- Every single Japanese American was taken into the camps even children who were innocent.
- We experience outrage and disgust with the government as they have neglected to follow the constitution and ensure the rights of all Americans
Women were needed greatly needed in the industries as men were shipped off to fight battles as common soldiers. Government propaganda influenced young women to leave their house wive lifestyles to pursue a career in helping with the war time effort.
Nearly three million new women workers were employed in food, textile and war industries. Women took pride in their new jobs despite being forced to do tedious tasks. It expanded their horizons as they entered into a field usually reserved for the men that life could be much more than caring or kids and marrying rich.
As men left their jobs for the military service, women replaced them. They took over the productions lines in factories. Women served in the First World War in a number of ways. The armed forces accepted women into non-combat roles, supporting troops as nurses, cooks and administrative assistants.
US Gov propaganda for Women
Problems surface with the introduction of women workers, who’s growing influence threatened the men workers still in the United States and were treated with harassment and discrimination. Even though women outnumbered the men in the labor force three to one they still couldn't accept the idea of women as wage laborers. The war had allowed women to get “out of hand” or “out of the house”
Japanese American children
- These Japanese children where put in camps as little boys.
- The US was very shook and didn't wanna have a single Japanese walking around because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor
- I don't like this picture because I put myself in their shoes and wonder what it would be like to be a kid and just look at barbed wires
- This is what you would see everywhere in the US.
- Over 100,000 Japanese Americans in the US were relocated to those camps including 150,000 in HAWAII
There were many similarities between the plight of asian americans and women
- both discriminated by others in their community
- both oppressed by taking away their ability to earn wages
- both refused to allow their situation to define them
- both have come to have more freedoms in the years past
Differences between the Asian Americans and women discrimination
- Asian Americans were discriminated as a whole regardless of being a citizen or not
- it depended on the situation and the men's sense of liberal values for the treatment of the woman to be determined
- women still have to contend for their rights today (women right marches)
- Japanese have been given better treatment over the years