Japanese American Internment Camps

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Over 127,000 United States citizens were imprisoned during World War II. Their crime? Being of Japanese ancestry. In 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor close to Honolulu, Hawaii This then caused World War II. The United State’s government then built isolation camps and made the japanese citizens stay in these camps. The Japanese- American Internment Camps impacted United States history through the rupture of the United States government and japanese citizens. The Japanese American Internment camps had a big impact on the United States because it caused separation between Japan and the United States (Daine 8,9).
The United States was paranoid because of the large presence of Japanese on …show more content…

The first arrived in 1868 in Hawaii and then later arrived to the United States mainland in 1869 (NG xvii). In the 1900 the Japanese is growing steadily. In 1913 the United States government decided to make the Alien Land Law. The law is that, a person born in Japan can not buy land in the United States (Kent 112). In 1922 the Cable act was passed by congress. The Cable Act is when anyone who marries a citizen but is not a citizen is ineligible for citizenship. Later in 1936 the Cable Act was repealed. (NG xvii). Then awhile later in 1942 the 100 Battalion was formed. The 100 Battalion was made up of nine thousand Japanese from Hawaii (NG …show more content…

Families were scared after the internment camps. They were also selling their homes, their stores, and most assets. Most people weren’t sure if they livelihood would still be their because of the mad rush to sell (us.history.org). Prices of things went down for just about everything. Things worth three hundred and fifty dollars was worth five dollar (Heinrich 38). People sold their good for a fraction of the true value (us.history.org).
The mood became even grimmer after evacuees were processed. The assembly centers were not the worst fear most of the evacuees feared (Daine 41,42). In Canada they removed twenty- three thousand Japanese living on the west coast (Sandler 48). After the evacuees were released they tried to leave to the west coast to midwest and east. When the tried to move to the west they were scared and people didn 't want them back so the moved to the midwest and east (NG 99). After, The United States government gave the serving evacuees twenty thousand for an apologie

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