Japanese Internment

Japanese Internment

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  • Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 Japanese launch an attack on Pearl Harbor. They destroy many of the ships station there.
  • Executive Order 9066 Authorized the military greater power to take measures against sabotage and espionage from the Japanese. Japanese were then given deadlines to move to internment camps and get registered.
  • Japanese business owners were forced to sell their businesses for a fraction of the price they are worth. Had no choice to accept low offers as they were going to be moved to the camps.
  • Japanese were forced into designated areas around America called interment camps. They were to remain here throughout the rest of the war and guards were stationed at these camps to prevent escapes.
  • A man named Korematsu speaks out against the Japanese internment. Arrested in 1942 for not complying to executive order. Took U.S to court but internment was deemed constitutional. Won a medal later called the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Money given to Japanese who were forced into the camps as compensation. Many of these Japanese went on to college and became many of the top earners in the country.
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