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Topic: Ch.25: America's Rise to World Leadership, 1933 - 1945 Date: November 3, 2008 1:21 PM Reply Forward Topic: Ch.25: America's Rise to World Leadership, 1933 - 1945 Date: November 2, 2008 11:03 PM Compiled Messages Print Save as File Subject: Chapter 25 Author: KELLI O'MERRY Kelli O’Merry History 110 Chapter 25 Haro World War II, the “good war”, received this reputation of the United States uniting as a country and helping fight evil around the world. Many young men were going out and enlisting in the military. But the “good war” was not all good on the United States part. This term used to describe the war gives the war a false image of really happened at home and in other countries. Yes, there were great people and true heroic acts during this time but some of these images left for the present and the future are somewhat incorrect. Before the United States was involved in the war, and were participating in fighting “evil” the country was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Three days later, Hitler declared war on the U.S. bringing America into World War II. (Making America, pg. 802) Since Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor ignited the United States to go to war with Japan, many Japanese Americans were discriminated against and were losing many of their rights. (Making America, pg 802) Many people believed that the Japanese Americans created a threat against the country. Japanese Americans were fired from their jobs, whatever licenses they had, they were taken away; they were denied service at stores. If they had bank accounts, their assets were frozen and their homes were vandalized. This occurring mainly in the west coast, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order #9066, to take care of the “problem” the west coast had against the Japanese Americans residing there. This executive order allowed the military to get rid of anyone who was a threat to them in military areas. Then the entire West Coast was stated to be all military area. How terrible that would of felt. Where were the soldiers who were fighting “evil” while some of these innocent people were mistreated? According to Making America, on page 803, by President Roosevelt signed the executive order in February of 1942, it required the Japanese Americans who lived on the West Coast to more to internment camps. Since they were given little time to relocate, they had little time to find storage for their goods, and were forced to sell their property and their possessions for extremely low prices. Howard Zinn’s writing, “The Greatest Generation?” confirmed some of the thoughts that have crossed my mind through out reading about World War II. Some of his ideas on the truth of WWII are like some of mine in a way where I realized that we need to focus more on the change in our country and how we are trying to create an equal and just society rather than focusing on fighting, killing others and people sacrificing their own life for the country. However, I do believe still that the people who choose to fight our brave and heroes when they are
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2009 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Haro during the Fall '09 term at San Diego.

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