What is your general belief about who or what is most responsible for causing the conflict

I believe that the american army is responsible because they acted to fast. If they had thought about there plan instead of acting on impulse, this conflict could have been avoided entirely. A better solution wold of been to interview all japanese and if they were suspicious, place them in an internment camp. This solution also would have saved our country money because we would not ogf had to pay for there food or housing. If our army had thought of a better plan, this conflict could have beren avoided.


What is the relevant background information (i.e. who, what, when, where)






In 1941 the USA entered World War 2 because the Japanese army bombed Pearl Harbor. They destroyed military ships and aircrafts. Their goal was to destroy them beyond repair, fortunately they did not succeed. All ships, except one, were saved. Although the Japanese did not destroy many military items, they killed over 2,000 people. After repairing their ships and air crafts, America entered World War two. Soon after, Roosevelt signed the war relocation authority. This bill forced all Japanese descendants on the west coast into one of ten internment camps. If the Japanese would not leave willingly, the American army would force them out of their homes and into internment camps.


, history)?


The three main causes of the Japanese internment were the bombing of Pearl Harbor, world war two, and racism. The bombing of Pearl Harbor helped cause the Japanese internment because if the Japanese hadn't bombed Pearl Harbor, the American army wouldn't of had to take action. World War 2 was also a huge factor. If their had been no war, the Japanese wouldn't have bombed Pearl Harbor, and the American army wouldn't of had to put them in internment camps. The biggest factor was racism. America felt threatened by Japan, because of this are country was afraid. Instead of taking a reasonable course of action we chose to put every Japanese person, whether or not they were born in America, and put them in internment camps. If are country had not been afraid, this conflict could have been avoided.

Explain why one factor is more important than the others.

The most important factor is fear and racism. Our country felt threated and made a foolish choice. What we were feel;ing was not logical though, because 2/3 of the people put in internment camps were born in america. Some people, like William Randolph, even used newspapers to convince other people that if the Japanese attacked again, the Japanese already living their would help them (Dale Lambert and Dustin Clark). This made everyone who bought his newspapaers afraid of the Japanese. Racism and fear caused the Japanese internment.




How could the conflict have been avoided?


The conflict could have been avoided if the Japanese army had not bombed Pearl Harbor. The only reason our country was forced to take action was because the Japanese destroyed our machinery, and killed many people. If the bombing of Pearl Harbor had not happened we also would'nt of had to enter world war 2. The Japanese not only hurt us with the bombing of pearl Harbor, but they hurt there own people.


What sources of information have you used?

Works Cited



Villanueva, Ricco and Roos, Shmuel. “Japanese Relocation Centers.” Infoplease. 2007.
Infoplease. 5-28-09. <infoplease.com/spot/internment/.html>

Unknown,Unknown. “It Happened In America…February, 1941.” Exploring the Japanese American Internment. Unknown. CCLPEP. 5-21-09. <www.asainamericanmedia.org/jainternment>


Lambert, Dale