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Japanese American Internment Camps

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Andrea Vazquez Vazquez

on 20 November 2014

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Transcript of Japanese American Internment Camps

Japanese American Internment Camps
Nicolas Ventura
Gabriel Martin

Andrea Vazquez
Lisa Vasquez

Who: Japanese Americans

What: Japanese Internment Camps
When: Suspicion started on the 7th of December in 1941 (Camps began 6 months after)
Where: the United States
Why: The malicious disaster known as Pearl Harbor was conducted by Japan. This widely known event led people to assume that many japanese-americans were spies for Japan.
How: Japanese families were ordered to leave their homes and forced to live in prison like internment camps
Time in History
What Happened
6 months after the attack of Pearl Harbor, hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans were forced into rural and unsanitary internment camps because of the ever powerful paranoia of them being spy's for Japan.
How it fits the definition of a "Witch Hunt"
The U.S. did not trust Japanese people due to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. They were believed to be secret spies. As a result of their paranoia, the accused Japanese were evacuated into camps where they had to work and suffer.
The Accused
Any person of Japanese descent was accused of being a possible spy.
What Society Learned
Why it is important today
It left a dark mark on our nation's record of respecting civil liberties and cultural differences.
It also gave the world a good example of a
mistake filled with inequality and paranoia
to learn from.
Period 6
What Happened (cont.)
Work Cited
Sean McCollum, Bias of war: recalling the racial hysteria of WW2 internment camps, Japanese-americans try to stop history from repeating
After two years of being held in those horrendous internment camps, the captives were finally returned to freedom.
On January 2, 1945, the order to imprison all
Japanese americans was bypassed.
Once the American people saw and heard of how every seen Japanese-American was imprisoned for a crime few truly were guilty of (of being a spy), many Americans learned that what we did to them was wrong.

What Society Learned
Along with this new found respect for Japanese-Americans came a lessening of racial tension and animosity.
There, they were treated harshly,often beaten brutally, and lost almost all of their belongings.
The newly freed internees were each given a train ticket to their former living settlements and a measly twenty five dollars.
What Happened (cont.)
Justin Ewers, Former Japanese-American internees fight to preserve internment camps.
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