Internment camps

Dawson Meadows, and Michael Richardson. Period 1

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1.On February 19, 1942 soon after the beginning if world war 2 , Franklin D.Roosevelt signed Executive order 9066

2. The u.s internment camps were overcrowded and provided poor living conditions.

3. In 1944 two and a half years after signing executive order 9066 fourth term president Franklin D. Roosevelt rescinded the order.

4.two important legal cases were brought against the United States concerning the internment .

5. The last internment camp closed in 1945.

Internment history

6. They were forced to evacuate their homes and leave their jobs in some cases family members were separated and put into different camps.

7. President Roosevelt called the 10 facilities concentration camps.

8. Some Japanese Americans died in the camps due to inadequate medical care in the emotional stresses they encountered.

9. Several were killed by military guards posted allegedly resisting orders.

10. Almost 50 years later, through the efforts of leaders and advocate of the Japanese American community, congress passed the Civil Liberty Act of 1988.

11 Life in the camps was hard. Internees had only been allowed to bring with a few possessions.

12. They were housed in barracks and had to used communal areas for washing, laundry and eating.

13. In many cases they had been given 48 hours to evacuate their homes.

14. In 1943 all internees over the age of 17 were givin a loyalty test.

15.they were asked two questions are you willing to serve in the armed forces, and will you swear unqualified allegiance to the United States.


16. Over 127,000 United States citizens were imprisoned during world war 2.

17. They were like concentration camps.

18. They were from Japanese Americans.

19. Until the camps were completed, many of the evacuates were held in temporary centers.

20. In canada similar evacuation orders were established.

21. Japanese attacked the Pearl Harbor.

22. Eventually the government allowed internees allowed to leave concentration camps if they enlisted in the U.S Army.

23. While Japanese Americans comprised the overwhelmed majority of those in the camps.

24. Leadership positions within the camps were only offered to the nisei.

25.the older generation or the issei.

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