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  1. Japanese Internment Camps World War II: U.S. Involvement

  2. Internment Camp • Internment Camp - relocation area in which residents are not allowed to leave • Why are citizens placed in internment camps? • FDR - “apprehended, restrained, secured, and removed as aliens enemies.”

  3. Internment Camps • Did the Japanese living in the U.S. show any signs of disloyalty? • Japanese = American citizens who had not broken any laws nor shown any signs of disloyalty • What led to internment of Japanese Americans? • Racism and hysteria

  4. Internment Camps • Japanese Internment Camps and relocation centers were found primarily on the West Coast • Relocation Centers were also in Texas and Arkansas • Jerome, Arkansas

  5. Internment Camps • Seabrook Farms - largest producers of frozen vegetables in U.S. • Internment camp / work camp • Largest farm in New Jersey (17 sq. miles) • After war was over the Japanese were allowed to leave internment camps, but they had no place to go • Recruited to work on farm and got a place to stay • Japanese workers: $.50/hour; 1 day off every two weeks

  6. Internment Camps • Internment of Germans and Italians began before the U.S. even entered the war • ABC Lists • A - Dangerous Alien • B - Potentially Dangerous • C - Pro-Axis Sympathizer • Largely based on guilty by association rather than on individual investigations