Short Essay Answer Key
1. Describe "relocation camps" used in the United States during World War II.
They were places where Japanese-Americans, a majority of them U.S. citizens, were held during the war because they were seen as a threat to U.S. national security.
2. What was the American attitude toward Japanese after the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
Americans had feelings of great fear and resentment.
3. Why was the bombing at Pearl Harbor such a dramatic event in U.S. military history?
It was a military attack on U.S. territory that pushed public opinion to the belief that being involved in the war was absolutely necessary.
4. Explain why "good" Japanese-Americans were allowed to fight in the U.S. military against Japan?
They were deemed to have no allegiance to Japan and were willing to fight for their country -- the United States.
5. What is a conscientious objector?
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