Japanese Internment Camps Research Paper

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PAPER The day after the U.S. declared war with Japan, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which authorized the incarceration and relocation of nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans or anybody of Japanese heritage (americanhistory.about.com). Even though it was said that F.D.R. was right in his actions due to the war with Japan, the U.S. was wrong in relocating the Japanese. During this relocation process, these Japanese-Americans had to give up a lot while being relocated. Also, they were forced to relocate in internment camps, and the government’s reasoning for the relocation was flawed. There were many things given up by the Japanese-Americans due to their round-up. They were only able to take with them…show more content…
Furthermore, one of the flakier of the things left behind was that some children were even taken from their great lives with their Caucasian foster parents. There was obviously several things given up by Japanese-Americans during the relocation, but the biggest and most important one of all was their freedom. After these people were taken from their possessions, they were relocated in internment camps. There were many dangers in these camps, and their lives in them were far from luxurious. Each camp had barracks which were basically tar-papered and simple-framed structures that had no cooking facilities or any sort of plumbing. The average summer temperatures at most of the camps were over 100 degrees, and winter was no better with winter temperatures falling to minus 30 degrees in one of the camps. However, the most extreme danger apparent in the camps was the risk of death. Some Japanese-Americans in these relocation centers were killed by military guards for allegedly resisting their orders, and others simply died of poor medical care and overwhelming emotional

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