Dev loyalty to America. The internment of the Japanese

Dev DesaiMr. MartinsENG2D0-BJanuary 19, 2018The Discrimination towards Japanese Americans/Canadian in the US during World War II   World War II, a great time of despair on the Japanese community living in the United States. As a result of the Pearl Harbour attack, Japanese Americans were forcefully put into internment camps by the American government. Internment camps were placed in the western states of America such as Oregon, California, and Washington. Japanese American males were falsely sent to prison without a legitimate trial; despite this,  Japanese American males wanted to enlist in the army to prove their patriotism, and loyalty to America. The internment of the Japanese during WWII was cruel, and unfair because Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the president of the United States at the time introduced the internment camps in 1942 by signing the Executive Order of 9066; allowing military action on the Japanese Americans. Japanese Americans residing in the United States were relocated to the western coast because of this order. Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes, businesses, and farmlands behind. The Executive Order of 9066 discriminated the Japanese Americans vastly to the extent of prosecution. As Roosevelt states in the Executive Order of 9066; “I hereby further authorize and direct the Secretary of War and the said Military Commanders to take such other steps on the Japanese”. When Franklin D. Roosevelt states to “take such other steps on the Japanese”; Roosevelt displayed that in xenophobic perspective, not for the preservation of The United States. Pearl Harbour led to The United States to join forces with Britain, Canada, Soviet Union, and etc. Canada introduced internment camps after their alliance with the United States. Canada sent all the Japanese Canadians to the western provinces of Yukon, and British Columbia. Promising science broadcaster, and environmental activist David Takayoshi Suzuki was also sent to the internment camps. Mr. Suzuki has said, “We were allowed seventy pounds of luggage, each”. Seventy pounds are equivalent to a dog breed of a Boxer.  Suzuki states “They thought we were only good enough for seventy pounds”. When Suzuki said “They thought we were only good enough for seventy pounds”, the discrimination occurs because the Japanese were considered to be subhuman during the time period of WWII because of the attack on Pearl Harbour. When WWII ended, the Japanese were released and they still suffered after the circumstances of the Canadian and US government. Japanese children had no education for a long time. Their mothers and fathers had no job, which entitled them to many problems. Eventually, most of the Japanese got their life balanced, and got decent jobs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and William Lyon Mackenzie King released the Japanese in 1945 after WWII. Internment camps caused many problems for the Japanese population. The harsh circumstances  cannot escape a Japanese person’s memory. In 1998 president Ronald Reagan formally apologized and compensated twenty thousand dollars to each survivor of the internment camps. In Canada, president Brian Mulroney apologized in 1998 also compensating the surviving Japanese with twenty one thousand dollars. The internment of the Japanese was wrong because they