Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. That set off a chain of events for the U.S.'s involvement in WWII. Also, it heightened the racial tensions between Japanese Americans in the U.S.
It was ordered that the Japanese Americans be put in internment camps because they were clearly against America.
The Japanese Americans were taken from streets and their homes and moved to the internment camps.
The internment camps were filthy, dozens of Japanese Americans were grouped together in one barrack, and they were fed three small meals per day.
Entire families were shoved into small barracks where the living conditions were so much different than home.
Following the war, the Japanese Americans were released and allowed to go home where they found much of if not all of their belongings stolen. Many left the West Coast to pursue a better life elsewhere.