Japanese internment camps aaron Sullivan

Should the government have placed Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast in internment camps?

In the first document, the general in charge of protecting the west coast expresses his pro-internment camp opinion by stating that he is sure the Japanese Americans will fight for Japan instead of America when the time comes to decide. He also states that he believes this is true because Americans born and raised in Japan would fight for America and against Japan because that is where their ancestors are from.

In the second document, Shuji Fujiii, along with the Vice President of the National Japanese-Americans League, pledge the Japanese-Americn's support to America in the war against Japan. The Japanese fisherman also volunteer to work the American farms throughout the war in support of the United States. Both of these acts from the Japanese-American population show that the majority supported America and did not have any hidden agenda to strike against the U.S. in support of Japan. Document 4 quotes the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. It states that no state shall take the right of Life, Liberty, and Propery away from anyone born or naturalized in the U.S.. This alone distinctly shows that the government is acknowledging that the internment camps were wrong and will not be doing it again.

I personally feel that the interment camps for the Japanese were not necessarily a must have in America, but it defiantly took away the possibility of a random radical Japanese person doing damage on American soil. With that being said, I also feel that the camps would have been more clearly justified if the Japanese citizens had not pledged their allegiance and offered their help to America. Since they had already been volunteering to help I feel that there was no good reason to put them into these camps. The only actual reason for them being put in them was peace of mind for those who did not understand what the Japanese-American community pledging allegiance to America meant, which is not a good reason at all.

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