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Japanese Internment. 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

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timeline of events
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
contribution
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
bravery comes in many colors
Bravery Comes in Many Colors
  • The story of the “Lost Battalion”
hardship
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
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Thule Lake Today
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PpWvJ5AiG0