Japanese American Internment

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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government started to become very suspicious of different races living in the country especially the Japanese. To make sure nothing happened again these internment camps were set up and they were basically “America’s concentration camps”. The Japanese Americans faced a lot of hardships at these camps. Japanese Internment Camps were extremely unfair to the majority of the Japanese Americans who have not engaged in sabotage or spying for Japan during the war. Nevertheless, it was a necessary effort to limit the activities of those who would have tried to harm the U.S. and the war effort. American military forces sent the Japanese Americans into internment camps all around the U.S. because they were afraid that there were Japanese Americans spies among them. The conditions of Japanese American internment camps were very hard for the Japanese because of housing, food, and the experiences they went through daily. Japanese citizens were given about 48 hours to vacate their homes, and they were only allowed to take with them few belongings. About 120,000 Japanese were moved to internment camps after Pearl Harbor. Sometimes entire families lived one room cells or barracks. Also, they were fed approximately three times a day and the portions were small. Several people died in these camps due to lack of medical care and stress. (Japanese-American Internment." U.S. History, 2014) At first the Japanese Americans went to temporary relocation centers which were open areas surrounded by barbed wire. There were block arrangements and each one had 14 barracks. Then they were taken to ten relocation centers permanently that were run by War Relocation Authority. They were located in isolated areas such ... ... middle of paper ... ...rican Internment. Gale, 2009. Web. 21 Mar. 2014. http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/suic/ReferenceDetailsPage/ ReferenceDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Reference&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=true&displayGroups=&sortBy=&search_within_results=&p=SUIC&action=e&catId=GALE%7CXGVMGS047642054&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3048400159&source=Bookmark&u=lans23427&jsid=8ac3e91566b7c7f69f15bf2818d20a83 "Japanese-American Internment." U.S. History. ushistory.org, 2014. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. . Japan Launches A Surprise Attack on Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941." Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History. Ed. Jennifer Stock. Vol. 6: North America. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2013. Student Resources in Context. Web. 20 Mar. 2014.

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