Japanese-American internment camps

(arcweb.sos.state.or.us/) Location of Internment Camps

By:Norhill Hinojosa


center.jpg During World War II, over 100,000 Japanese-American individuals were rounded up and shipped to internment camps. They were forced to leave everything behind including, houses, schools, businesses, and even families sometimes. The Japanese were put in these camps not because they had been tried and found guilty of something, but because either their parents or ancestors were from Japan and they were deemed a “threat” to national security. They were easily identifiable due to their race. The Japanese kids were not able to go to school to get an education; instead they were trapped in these camps. Where there were never heaters or coolers.

Roosevelt’s executive order was fueled by anti-Japanese sentiment among farmers who completed against Japanese labor, politicians who sided with anti-Japanese constituencies, and the general public, whose frenzy was heighted by the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor. More than 2/3 of the Japanese who were interned in the spring of 1942 were citizens of the USA. These Japanese Americans which were half children were incarcerated up to 4 years. Some died in the camps due to inadequate medical care and the emotional stresses they encountered. Many of them were killed by military guards posted for allegedly resisting orders. Those taken to camps in desert areas had to live in the hot temperatures. These camps were overcrowded and provided very poor living conditions for them. The camps were horrible. It took 2 years to get signing Executive Order 9066; fourth-term President Franklin D. Roosevelt rescinded the order. Even thousands of people Americans of German, Italian, and other European descent were also forced to relocate in camps around the world. . From 1942-1945 the Japanese were in this camps. That is 3 years of pure guilt in those camps. These camps were guarded vey well. They were surrounded by guards with guns so none of Japanese can get away

Japanese-American Internment camps by: Taylor Clark


Japanese-American Internment Camps

During World War 2, there was something called Japanese-American internment camps. In these camps there were only Japanese-Americans. They were forced to abandon their businesses, their homes, schools and there were sometimes when they were separated from their families. They were put in these camps because both they or their parents or ancestors were from Japan and they were deemed a “threat” to the national security.
The last internment camp was closed by the end of 1945. Soon after the beginning of World War 2, on February 19, 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt sighed Executive Order 9066. The evacuation order commenced the round-up of 120,000 Japanese-Americans heritage to one of 10 internment camps-officially called “relocation centers”-in California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas.
Japanese-Americans lived in internment camps, from 1942 to 1945.
Due to inadequate medical care and the emotional stresses they encountered, some Japanese-Americans died in the camps. Many were killed by military guards posted for allegedly resisting orders.


By Dani Ilett
The order of to start the internment camps was also know as “order 9066”. President Roosevelt signed the order on February 19, 1942. This order started the first 10 internment camps in our country. There were over 110,000 Japanese Americans were going to be relocated to. The Americans at the time were doing the same things as the Nazis. In the camps they were set up in blocks like a camp you would go to in the summer but these people were treated terrible and the were in a bad, dirty, unhealthy envierment.
llidrary.thinkquest.org/TQ0312008/bhjic.html(one internment camp)