Propaganda and World War II: Using Primary Sources to Investigate Bobby Scott explains the fear of Japanese Invasion http://www.kacv.org/war/index.html?page=2&submission_id=5519&ext=0 The owner of this store placed this "I AM AN AMERICAN" sign on his store front the day after Pearl Harbor. What nationality is the owner of this store? How do you know? Why might the store have been sold? In this cartoon, Dr. Seuss shows Japanese collecting dynamite. Explain the caption at the top of the cartoon. What is the message? The American people’s disgust of the Japanese people is represented in this caricature. Who are the two figures on the billboard? What is the message? Summary Questions • Why did Americans have a distrust of Japanese Americans? • Were their fears founded? • Was the internment of Japanese fair? Why or why not?