However, with the Pearl Harbor attack, the United States of America government as well the American citizens turned against the Japanese Americans immediately. They believed that the Japanese Americans were going to pledge their loyalty to Japan instead of America since Japan was their origin country. This distrust resulting from suspicion by the American public stemmed a harsher life for the Japanese Americans which ultimately led to the internment camps. As a result of this attack the Japanese Americans faced very harsh condemnation form the American government as well the American public.
An anti-Japanese upsurge began with the United Stated government and soon the United States military followed suit. In 1942, Lieutenant General Americans John L. DeWitt shared his anti-Japanese fillings and debated on the effort by Japanese Americans to assimilate into American culture. He stated, "The Japanese race is an enemy race and while many second and third generation Japanese born on United States soil, possessed of United States citizenship, have become Americanized, the racial strains are undiluted"(Kurashige and Yang 56 ). In his opinion it didn’t matter how much the Japanese Americans put effort to assimilate the American culture, they would never truly get there. There are race differences and they will always be there.
The American community and the government went off their accepted reactions and created anti-Japanese sentiments went off their accepted reactions and the reactions of their government to create anti-Japanese sentiments all over the nation. The other American citizens did not accommodate the Japanese Americans any more and as a result, any assimilating done by the Japanese before the done was lost due to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Japanese Americans were instantaneously taken as dangerous because they were anticipated to participate in sabotage (Kurashige and Yang 61).
The fear by the government of the US and the American public