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Jap Camp Japanese Internment Camps Sean McGuire
OVERVIEW Japanese Internment camps stood for everything we did not believe in as a country but yet we had them in our country It all happened after the bombing of pearl harbor, after that the whole country turned on them
WHO These camps were filled with over 100,000 Nisei, Issei. Japanese Americans Nisei were Japanese born Americans, the Issei were immigrants from Japan that lived in the U.S. The camps were not just filled with Japanese Americans, they were also filled with Italians and Germans
WHERE The camps were throughout Western America In states such as Nevada, Arizona, and California
WHEN Japanese Internment Camps took place right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and they lasted till the end of World War II
HOW They happened because the government and us as a country was so worried about another bombing that we didn’t know what to do So the answer to that was too put them into camps that way c we could control them so nothing else would happen
WHAT Japanese Internment camps where a place for the government to monitor what Japanese Americans where doing and how they were doing things They were also a place for us to control other people in our country that were on the enemies side in the war
SIGNIFICANCE TO THE WAR This was so important to the war because we as a country stand for freedom and we stand against everything Hitler is, but yet we have Internment camps in our country that take away citizens freedom that take away their rights and that’s just what Hitler did in Germany to a more extreme. So the fact we stand against something but yet we do it, that’s being a hypocrite and its very wrong!!!!!
QUOTES Lieutenant General John L. Dewitt said “ I believe we have 288,000 enemy aliens in our country that we have too watch”. Governor of Arizona said “ I don’t want my state to become a dumping ground for enemy aliens”.
OTHER In 1944 Japanese Americans wanted their rights back by taking a lawsuit to the supreme court The case was called Korematsu vs. U.S. The supreme court voted in rule to uphold the governments wartime plan It wouldn’t be till 1988 that the U.S. would apologize and give 20,000 dollars to the survivors of the camps
HIGHLIGHTS/QUIZ What were the names of the Japanese Americans I said earlier? What year did the government apologize and how much money did they give to the survivors? What where the three states in which these camps took place in?
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