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Japanese Internment

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Chris Santos

on 6 June 2016

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Transcript of Japanese Internment

Japanese Internment
By: Dimitri Kalinichenko
Period 6

The Idea for Internment
Idea began in 1940
Frank Knox suggested camps be prepared if war broke out
Put into action after attack on Pearl Harbor
First Roundup
48 hours after Pearl Harbor, the first-generation Japanese American were arrested
the arrests were not sophisticated or unexpected
The arrests went by a system of A,B, and C lists
Civilian Arrests
Order 9066 was signed on February 19,1942
First civilian evacuation ordered March 24
45 families were given one week to leave
Around 7,500 people were forced to leave in the Seattle area
Life in a Camp

Not a Threat?
Government knew Japanese were not a threat
Ringle found Japanese were loyal
Internment was to quell public fears
White farmers led the push to expel
Effect on Culture
Effect on Culture
Effect on Economy
Effect on Economy
culture changed greatly
even when culture was preserved some of it was still lost
patterns were interrupted
some of it was familiar
authority of parents declined
residents tried to recreate their lives
Japanese were not allowed to ride buses
They were being beaten by white hoodlums
Anti-Japanese groups formed
Pro-Japanese groups formed to help internees
Internment continued hate towards Asians after war
Japanese Americans lost a place in the economy
Japanese sold houses at a small cost
They lost a lot of money
overall production stayed the same until 1944
white farmers grew prosperous
inmates were let out early in 1944 to help with labor
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