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Why were Japanese Americans singled out for special treatment? Why not German or Italian Americans? Do other groups face similar treatment today? Have you seen any television shows or movies that portray thetreatment of Japanese Americans?

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The Second World War (1939-1945) domestically influenced the U.S. in diverse ways. One of those ways were the ways in which Asian Americans were treated and perceived after the attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. All people of Japanese ancestry living in the West Coat were to be remove from their home and placed in the 10 War Relocation Authority (WRA) camps. The forced relocation of Japanese Americans was done for several reason. One important reason was because the U.S. government (and many non-Asian citizens) perceived Japanese Americans to be a threat to the security of ...

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This solution briefly explains the historical context of the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War Two.

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I was wondering if you could expand on some topics I had trouble with.

1) How much did African Americans impact World War II? How were they treated in the military during this time?
2) How were women being treated in the new positions they were given? How did women take advantage of such new opportunities?
3) What are some direct examples of how Japanese Internment and civil liberty concerns can be paralleled to fascist societies? I know you mentioned Hitler, Stalin, etc. How do these relate to the American society?
4) Who was against the war and how did they display their dissaproval? Were there specific groups or types of people who strongly opposed the war and were open about expressing their feelings? How did this impact those who supported it or society in general?

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