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Another Dark Chapter in American History – The Japanese Internment

Another Dark Chapter in American History – The Japanese Internment

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  1. Another Dark Chapter in American History –The Japanese Internment

  2. Executive Order # 9066 • 110,000 Japanese Americans re-located • No due process of the law • Couldn’t own land, property = $ Billions Lost

  3. Life in the Camps • Unsanitary conditions, • Surrounded by barbed wire / Guards • Ran like a Prison • Located in Deserts, Swamps

  4. The Loyalty Oath

  5. Korematsu V. United States • Refused to leave his home • Supreme Court Ruling = War makes Internment Constitutional • Convicted to 3 years in Prison

  6. Tule Lake, CA • Site of Demonstrations / Riot • Surrounded by 1200 Men with tanks • Deaths / Injuries = Result of Demonstrations

  7. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team • All Japanese-American Unit • 30,000 men served • Nicknamed “The Purple Heart Battalion” • Most decorated unit in U.S History • 10,000 Purple Hearts • 52 Distinguished Service Crosses • 23 Medal of Honors

  8. Internment Ends December 17, 1944

  9. An Apology • Federal Investigation starting in 1980 • Required an Official Apology • Reparations ($20,000 per person)