It is a true saying that you cannot get along without money. Finances are of vital importance in the lives of all who live on earth. There may be some places where money is not the medium of exchange, but some form of trade must be used to obtain the necessities of life.
People who do not work and earn money or who are not endowed with money must find a way to obtain funds. Very often, people work for the money they earn. Dollars are exchanged for time and experience. They get paid to do a job or some kind of service.
People sometimes beg, borrow, or steal to get what they need or the money they need to buy what they feel they need. Street beggars are not exempt from the need for money. It is something that everyone needs up to a point.
Just as no one will leave this life without proof, financial difficulties can come to most people at some point in their lives. The challenge of securing funds that are not readily available can cause a lot of stress and difficulty. Sometimes it is not your fault that people suffer the consequences of not having enough money.
That is what happened to Japanese Americans during World War II when around 120,000 people of Japanese heritage in the United States were evicted from their West Coast homes. They were placed in what is known as the American concentration camps. Barracks and other hastily constructed buildings in these camps were placed in desolate and remote areas of the country. People were taken there and imprisoned, most during the war.
As soon as the bombing of Pearl Harbor occurred by the Imperial Japanese Navy, Americans and immigrants of Japanese descent were immediately regarded as the enemy. Most of those who lived in the United States were American citizens. Their lives were immediately thrown into chaos as their bank accounts were frozen and their livelihoods were threatened. They faced extreme financial difficulties as most of them lost almost everything they owned. Their material assets were stripped, and financial ruin loomed as the likely consequence, as they lost their jobs. Life was dark and uncertain.
After spending more than three years in the unjust confinement of the camps, these people were released at the end of the war. They tried to take back their lives and tried to earn money again. The financial problems were many and extreme. However, the majority persevered and eventually came out ahead.
How they did it? They became successful because they worked hard. Although they still faced racism and discrimination after the war was over, they did not give up. They faced many situations and adverse financial problems, but they continued with determination. Future generations benefited from his determination and hard work.
This book of speeches and articles on Japanese-American and Asian-American history includes data on the mistreatment of Japanese Americans during World War II. This was a period in which the Constitution did not protect innocent citizens and immigrants who faced severe prejudice and racism. The book covers civil rights issues and is available from Amazon. You can find information about the book and other related books on the website: http://www.thejapaneseamericanstory.com.