Presentation on theme: "Japanese Internment Camp. Wave of Prejudice Early 1942 War Department called for mass evacuation of Japanese in Hawaii Would cause economic issues on."— Presentation transcript:
Wave of Prejudice Early 1942 War Department called for mass evacuation of Japanese in Hawaii Would cause economic issues on the island Eventually forced the internment of 1,444 (1 percent) of Hawaii’s Japanese American population In California, prejudice ruled the day – only 1 percent of the people were Japanese A minority large enough to stimulate the prejudice of many whites, couldn’t resist internment Media didn’t help by whipping up a frenzy of anti-Japanese sentiment
Executive Order 9066 Removal of people of Japanese ancestry in California and the parts of Washington, Oregon, and Arizona Strong recommendation of the military – justified as necessary for national security 110,000 people shipped to ten remote “relocation centers” Two thirds of the Japanese were born in the United States No specific charges were ever filed Forced to sell homes, businesses, belongings
Justice for Japanese Americans Japanese American Citizen League (JACL) pushed for government compensation for the lost property During the 1970s and 1980s a settlement was worked out $20,000 to every Japanese American sent to an internment camp during the 1990s
Read pages 596-597 answer the questions below: 1.What was the key conflict in the Korematsu case? 2.What role did the military play in the Court’s decision? 3.What did Justice Murphy base this dissent on?