Why were Japanese Americans discriminated during World War II?

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Japanese Americans were discriminated against during World War II because it was feared that they were espionage, and that they were going against the United States, in favor of our enemies during the war. What evidence do you see of hysteria based upon discrimination? Because Americans were so worried, internment camps were set up in order to contain the Japanese Americans. On February 19th of 1942, allows military authorities to exclude anyone from anywhere without a trial or a hearing. It paved the way for forced removal and incarceration of the Japanese. What was former President Delano Roosevelt's response to hysteria against Japanese Americans? Roosevelt went along with the hysteria. He was also fearful that they were against our country. It made it possible to put them in internment camps and keep them secluded from the rest of the country during the time of the war. Was the response to hysteria against Japanese Americans appropriate? Looking back, I can see why everyone was ...
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The US government also rounded up, in smaller numbers, Germans and Italians.  Japanese-Americans were vulnerable because for most Americans Asians were exotic and racism toward Asians was commonplace and in some ways deeper than racism toward European "ethnics."

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