The internment of Japanese Americans took place around the time of World War II. During this time 120,000 Japanese Americans were arrested in the US. Their crime charges were simply having ancestors that were japanese. They were expected to still be loyal to their home country of Japan, who the US was at war with at the time. This event messed up the lives of the Japanese Americans, how it affected their concept on American citizenship, and how I would feel about this if I was in their shoes.
During this time, thousands were arrested and separated from their families. They were held in internment camps, isolated from the rest of the citizens of the USA. There were ten camps that held the Japanese Americans as prisoners. These camps were not very nice for these people, They were put on hard work in factories and were fed limited food at certain times. There was also frequent violence that took place in these camps. Many guards who worked there were abusive towards these people. This caused the prisoners to revolt and riot. These events left bad impacts on the prisoners, making them rethink their decision on living in America.
Internment made the Japanese Americans reconsider the thought of American citizenship. If someone from a foreign country gained American citizenship, they have the right to be free and practice their beliefs, The internment of Japanese Americans was injustice in their eyes and they have the right to believe that. They believed that they were free from Japan by living here in the US. These arrests based on their ancestors made them think other wise about freedom.
If I was in their shoes I would be outraged. I would not put up with what the US was trying to do to my family and me. Thinking about the fact that I am a free citizen, being taken away from my home based off of my race. I would have tried to get others suffering the same circumstances to get together and stand up for our rights. If they came to my house I would try to resist the arrest and state that I am a legal citizen here in the US.
Internment of the Japanese Americans was not a good look for the US. The paranoia of World War II can easily be used as the main cause for all of this. The US had the right to be scared of possible insiders from Japan, but to arrest them just because they are japanese is not the right way to go about it. This situation could have been easily avoided if the government would have looked into these people rather than just sending in troops to arrest these innocent American citizens.