Why Did Japanese Immigrants Enter WWII

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Japanese immigrants first came to the Pacific Northwest in the 1880s, when federal legislation that excluded further Chinese immigration created demands for new immigrant labor. Railroads in particular recruited Issei. Before the War the Japanese were able to get mainly manual labor jobs such as this, no matter what their educational status was. This discrimination only increased during the war. Initially the U.S was unwilling to enter the war (and who could blame them after the disasters of the First World War?) December 7th, 1941. On this day the lives of all Japanese American citizens as well as Americas war status. Many Nisei and Issei were sentenced to internment camps during the war, forced to sell their businesses. Kazuko and her family

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