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During 1942 the United States government placed over 100000 persons of Japanese birth or ancestry from their homes on the Pacific coast to poorly constructed relocation centers I agree with this statement fully and for many reasons During this time the United States were heavily involved in World War 2 Their prime enemy was the Japanese Every person of Japanese birth or ancestry could and should be considered dangerous When the Americans removed the 110000 Japanese Americans from their homes in 1942 they were only trying to be safe and protect the lives of others This made the American people feel a lot safer during the time of war Another reason why the United States had the right to do this was because all they were doing was taking them away to a different location They were not killing them like Hitler was doing in Germany with the Jews they were only removing them from the communities of the real Americans Sure the relocation centers were not the best of places with their barbed wire and their constant patrolling of the grounds but still no lives were being taken When the Japanese first struck Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 the Americans were taken totally by surprise This gave Americans a fear that the Japanese could strike at any time So why couldnt the Japanese that actually lived in America strike suddenly There was no way of saying no to that answer Therefore the Japanese Americans had to be taken care of whether they had good intentions or not the American government had to be safe It was for the lives of the millions of Americans who lived on the Pacific coast that the Japanese were taken away and relocated The actual relocation camps that the American government placed the Japanese in were actually not all that bad The relocation centers were located in Utah Wyoming Arizona and some other Western states In
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