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wyatt schalk japanese internment camps
IV. hardships of camp life
rice was served usually instead of potatoes and soy sauce was supplanted for gravy and meat for fish
meals were served in mess halls
the food was usually like army grub
jap. food created a link to their past
the nisei mostly liked eating american foods
army claimed the space per couple was 10x20
the were 2x4 per person
they were housed in horse stalls
every room had 3-6 people
each room was equipped with an army cot and a light bulb
II. historical background
A. attack on pearl harbor
the japs decided it was a good idea to bring the united states into the war.
20 american vessels plus 8 battle ships and 300 air planes were destroyed in pearl harbor
italy,germany,japan all declared war on the us three days after pearl harbor
2000 soldiers died and 1000 were wounded
B. government response
president roosevelt signes executive order 9066 febuary 19, 1942 two monthes after pearl harbor. the maps were all sent to a decent concentration camp. he
president roosevelt gave a n inspiring speech to kick start the US. fdr kick starts the production of all of our military equipment.
law enforcement never convicted a single person of sabotage
III. relocation process
B. assembly centers
alltogeather 15 0f the camps were set up by the army
the wcca took control after the army built the assembly centers
the leader of the wcca his name was rex l. nicholson
march 20 is the day the 15 assembly camps were started in the construction process
march 16, 1942 2 camp selection teams were created
C. internment camps
jap internment was a security measure responding to a military threat
Topaz Internment Camp, Central Utah.
Colorado River (Poston) Internment Camp, Arizona.
Gila River Internment Camp, Phoenix, Arizona.
Granada (Amache) Internment Camp, Colorado.
Heart Mountain Internment Camp, Wyoming.
Jerome Internment Camp, Arkansas.
Manzanar Internment Camp, California.
A. frenzy of moving
japs. had 5-14 days to sell all their stuff and pack for camp
the japs. stuff was sold for a very low cost
a family sold strawberry farm for 2000 the guy turned around and sold it for 10000
B. thesis statement
A. attention getter
"if all of the maps were removed tomorrow, we'd never miss them...because the white farmers can take over and produce everything the jap grows. and we don't want them back when the war ends either."