Block 37: Japanese American Internment (Right (GH : America didn't…
Block 37: Japanese American Internment
GH : America didn't want Japanese American people to help Japanese sabotage America
Could have been spies (didn't know)
Americans born in America put in camps (BB)
JB: Japan had just bombed Pearl Harbor - d
Considered a security threat b/c most near W. Coast and thought to be giving info to Japan JB
If they were sabotaged, America could make sure it wasn't Japanese American leading the sabotage b/c they were in the camp. (GH)
America didn't know who was an imposter and who was loyal to America.
Japanese Americans could have been spies before Pearl Harbor bombing (JB)
Just because they lived in America doesn't mean they fully supported America . (BB)
Travel ban and 9/11: People thought Muslim religion was bad after the terrorist attacks; Likewise trust of anyone w/ Japanese descent was lost in bombing of Pearl Harbor. (GH)
It could have been a cover-up that Japanese Americans were here and loyal to U.S.(JB)
Internment camp was "safety measure" to protect against attack. GH
Korematsu could have been a spy (RR)
Can't tell the imposters from the innocents; could have lied. JS
No time for fair trials b/c of war. JS
They were American citizens. They weren't our enemies.
Unconstitutional: Gov't couldn't force them to evacuate w/o going against the Constitution.
14th Amendment (EI): couldn't move them w/o due process of law
President broke the law of the land (14th Amendment)
Japanese American shot in stomach for trying to leave JC
Camps weren't sanitary; horse stalls, didn't clean manure; no privacy (EW)
BB: Movie said not one of them did anything wrong.
Japanese Americans being deprived of life, liberty and property w/o proper trial. EI
Putting them in prisons doesn't make them want to support America; they didn't commit a crime yet they were in prison. BB
Conditions in the camps were miserable HD
If most of Japanese Americans came to America to get away from their country, why would they help Japan? EI
BB Korematsu was found guilty of defying order, but he didn't do anything wrong. Later found innocent.
Why does America have the right not to follow the Constitution? (EI)