Japanese Internment

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Japanese Internment

  1. 1. Japanese Internment
  2. 2. <ul><li>At the beginning of the war, 120,000 Japanese Americans lived in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor would greatly change their lives </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mass Evacuation or Internment? <ul><li>Fear of the Japanese after the attack on Pearl Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>1942: Call for Japanese-Americans in Hawaii to be removed </li></ul><ul><li>Impossible to do because 37% of Hawaiians were of Japanese decent & this would ruin Hawaii’s </li></ul><ul><li>economy </li></ul><ul><li>SO, 1,100 Hawaiian-Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>would eventually be sent to </li></ul><ul><li>internment camps </li></ul>
  4. 4. Executive Order 9066 <ul><li>Feb. 1942: Roosevelt signed an order that would remove Japanese-Americans in four states </li></ul><ul><li>These citizens would be shipped to “relocation centers” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Internment Camps <ul><li>Japanese had to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sell their belongings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sell their homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave behind their friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave their jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… AND move to these camps </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Camp Locations
  7. 7. Korematsu v. United States <ul><li>Supreme Court case in 1944 that stated that the government sending the Japanese-American citizens to camps was JUSTIFIED </li></ul>
  8. 8. After the War… <ul><li>Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanted the government to compensate those who were sent to camps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1965: Congress spent $38 million for this purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1978: President Reagan signed a bill to have all relocated families receive $20,000 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Internment Camps

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