Japanese Internment Camp Ww2

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Japanese Internment Camps of WWII
WWII was a tragic, despair filled time for many all around the world, but people seem to forget that the battles overseas were only the beginning. While the Germans were fighting their own wars within their country with Adolf Hitler, National Socialism, and the beginnings of the Holocaust, Americans were dealing with the Japanese Internment Crisis of the same time period. The Japanese Internment Crisis was a tug of war within the states between trust and deception, and secrecy and paranoia, which lead to lives lost, opportunity diminished, and most of all, a massive dent in the United State’s reputation. Ever since this devastating event, trust within the United States had never been the same, which reflects our problems and conflicts within the world today.

II. Before the Internment Camp Crisis, there was a major immigration contributed the Meiji Restoration, in which many Japanese families came to America to find new work and make the money they needed to survive. Between the years of 1870 and 1925, over 200,000 immigrants moved to Hawaii, and another 180,000 moved to the mainland, many of those gravitating towards the West …show more content…

After the West Coast eviction to the internment camps on March 24th, 1942, the Japanese Internment began. The inmates were prohibited from leaving their quarters, and restricted their movement as well as an added curfew for nighttime hours. The quality of the camp procedures greatly varied from location to location, but most location provided the minimum quality of life that would be granted a soldier with the lowest military rank. Other camps had no cooking or even plumbing facilities whatsoever, due to them being built on such short notice. The camps were often cramped, forcing over twenty people into living spaces that were meant for families of four. Guards surrounding the camps were armed, though they treated inmates respectfully so long as they didn’t show defiance against camp

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