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Japanese-American Internment Camps vs.

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Rachel Henderson

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Japanese-American Internment Camps vs.
The Crucible

What are the Japanese-American Internment Camps?
The internment camps that Japanese-American citizens were put in were just like the concentration camps that Jews were put in during the Holocaust. They were not a pleasant place to be during this time. Over 127,000 Japanese-American citizens were put in these camps.
Similarities to
The Crucible
Both The Crucible and the internment camps that Japanese-American's were put in are examples of how the government could no longer "trust" some people. During each time period there was uncontrollable pandemonium that each government had to deal with. To have some sort of control over their citizens that started to put those who where suspected of being a part of the pandemonium "away". For The Crucible that was in jail, but for the Japanese-American's that was the internment camps.
Similarities to
The Crucible (Cont.)
Other similarities between The Crucible and the Japanese-American internment camps was that the living conditions were not good for either group of people. In both situations many people died from the foul living conditions that they had to endure. Even after they were release they had lost everything. In The Crucible the people would only be released if they had confessed to being a witch, which publicly exiles them away from their homes. However, after the Japanese-Americans were released from the internment camps they had no homes or jobs because the American government had taken that away from them. Most would stay and use the internment camps to create a new life for them and their families.
How are they different?
The main difference between The Crucible and the Japanese-American internment camps was that the time periods that each event happened. But, also the age ranges of those affected were different. During The Crucible the people effected were elderly citizens because it was young children making the accusations. Those who were put in the Japanese-American internment camps were people of all ages.
Finale Thoughts
Both The Crucible and the placement of Japanese-American's in internment camps were both terrible things to happen to groups of people. However, after the even the U.S.A. has tried to make it up to Japanese-American's. Although after the events that took place in The Crucible they didn't try to fix what they had done.
"Peace. It is a providence, and no great change; we are only what we always were, but naked now.”

It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice. Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it . . ..it may well be God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride.
I'll tell you what's walking Salem—vengeance is walking Salem. We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law! This warrant's vengeance! I'll not give my wife to vengeance!
You must understand, sir, that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time—we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world. Now, by God’s grace, the shining sun is up, and them that fear not light will surely praise it.
This relates to the Japanese-American Internment Camps because it asks the question, "Who's write is it to 'kill' the innocent?" The people who were put into these camps had done nothing wrong, yet due to the fact that the had Japanese heritage they were put in these not so nice camps.
This connects to the Japanese-American internment camps because it was either you have Japanese ancestors or not. If you have anything to do with the Japanese you were going to go into the internment camps. Any Japanese heritage made you vulnerable to go into the the camps, there was no in between.
"Peace isn't a given right, but it's earned. However, peace was never a true idea during either The Crucible or the internment camps, and at this point in time for both you can see how exposed each one was. For The Crucible there was pandemonium because of the witch trials, and for the internment camps they was more pandemonium because of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
This connects to the Japanese-American internment camps because the United States was letting the fear that Japan created to let them rule them.
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