Japanese Internment. 1942-1945. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, why do you think many Americans were suspicious of Japanese Americans?. Many people were afraid that Japanese Americans that lived on the West Coast might be acting as spies helping
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Pearl Harbor on
December 7, 1941, why do you think many Americans were suspicious of Japanese Americans?
on the West Coast might be
acting as spies helping
Japan attack the U.S.
*Many Japanese Americans were fishermen…What might this mean?
HOWEVER…There was NEVER any evidence that Japanese Americans acted as spies during WWII.
On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. This forced Japanese Americans to move from their homes to “internment” camps.
This was to keep them from spying bymonitoring their lives.
“Yellow Peril” became rampant throughout the U.S.
The barracks were surrounded by barbed wire and overseen by high wooden watchtowers. Privacy was almost nonexistent. Evacuees tried to make the best of it by living their lives with some degree of normalcy. Schools, libraries, sports teams, churches, and Americanization classes were created.
The Supreme Court supported this claim in the case of
Korematsu vs. U.S.
Later, this was overturned and all camps were closed by early 1945.
But did these feelings just go away???
In 1988, the U.S. government apologized to Japanese Americans for these internment camps and paid all internees$20,000.
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