Japanese Internment Essay

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As a kid, I’ve heard about Japanese internment and it captivated me. My grandma would tell me how life was like in the internment camp. My fascination with Japanese internment lead me to choose it for National History Day. I wanted to learn more about this important mark in US History. My grandparents, Tom Inouye and Jane Hideko Inouye were put through this so I decided what better way to learn about it while presenting it as a project.

I decided to tackle my research first by finding primary sources. I knew that these were key to establishing a good project. I found pictures and important primary sources on online databases and archives. These helped paint a picture of how the internees felt while being held in camps. I also discovered many secondary sources on reliable websites to find more information about my topic. I also conducted an interview with former internee Jane Hideko Inouye which gave me lots of detailed information and personal opinion. This was one of my best sources because of the events described …show more content…

It ties into explore by the government making the decision of signing Executive Order 9066. The government explored new ways of keeping any Japanese spies contained in internment campss. After Pearl Harbor, the Japanese experienced racism and exclusion of other people. Signs were put on stores and neighborhoods saying, “No Japs!” Also, military was encountered on a daily basis for the Japanese while in internment camp. Guards made sure that there would be no escapees by surrounding the camp with guard towers. Finally, the government exchanged human rights for the safety of the country. They forced the Japanese into internment camps for two years. The people of Japanese ancestry had their rights taken away from them in order to keep spies from giving critical information to Japan while World War II. Japan finally lost the war, allowing the internees to be set

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