Japanese Relocation

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Submitted By blackman3400
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Alexander Woods
History 17B
April 29, 2016
Robert Dunn
April 29th Discussion: Japanese Relocation The Federal Government’s decision to relocate and isolate those in the United States of the Japanese race and of Japanese descent whether they were citizens or not was a harsh choice. Although at the time it may seem like the choice was justifiable, it was an unmoral and such a choice shouldn’t be in the hands of the government. It was a play made on the fears of the American people, fueled by the already bad race relations between the whites and Japanese of west coast America. Within the context of the document, I noticed that a lot of the content within the text was to entertain the current state that Americans were in at the time. It was understood that the United States was attacked very close to home. But even with the threats that the Japanese made to attack the coast, was it constitutional or justifiable? I say no, and that is why I am against the relocation of the Japanese. It was an unnecessary ordeal that started only because of the opinions people had of the Japanese prior to the attack. The document gives a lot of answers as to why it ended up being justified and constitutional, but it also gives a lot of examples that would make you think otherwise. Why hadn’t the Germans or Italians been put in camps on the east coast when the US was at conflict with them? There are many points throughout the document that confirms the choice was based on the relations between the 2 races more than…...

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