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Japanese Internment

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  1. Japanese Internment

  2. Timeline of Events • Following Pearl Harbor: • “Enemy aliens” • German, Italian and Japanese origin – ID cards, turn in radios, cameras, internment camps • Interned 120,000 Japanese • Were not “politically powerful” • Pre – existing prejudice • Small in number • Executive Order 9066 • April 1942 - 1946 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_rk3RP5KQs

  3. Tule Lake

  4. Tule Lake

  5. Tule Lake

  6. Topaz Utah

  7. Contributions? Hardships?

  8. Contribution • 442 Combat Unit • “They fought two wars: the Germans in Europe and the prejudice in America.” • Most decorated unit for its size and length of service, in the entire history of the U.S. Military. • 9,486 Purple Hearts • 21 Medals of Honor • 8 Presidential citations

  9. Bravery Comes in Many Colors • The story of the “Lost Battalion”

  10. Hardship • Japanese – American Fred Korematsu refused to go to the relocation center - thought Ex.O. 9066 was unconstitutional • Korematsu v. United States • Court upheld Executive Order • Civil liberties CANbe restricted during times of war • 5 yrs probation and Utah relocation center • *1980 US govt apologized and gave $20,000 to every surviving person

  11. Thule Lake Today • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PpWvJ5AiG0