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Japanese American Intern. Camps
A. Attention Getter
B. Thesis statement
" ' The stall was about ten by twenty feet and empty except for the three folded Army cots lying on the floor. Dust, dirt, and wood shavings covered the linoleum that had been laid over manure-covered boards, the smell of horses hung in the air, and the whitened corpses of many insects still clung to the hastily white washed walls. ' "
B. Government Response
Exec. Order 9066
b . Signed February 19, 1942
a. President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which authorized the U.S. military to evacuate any and all persons from "military areas" and provide accommodation for them elsewhere.
Reason behind it
a. The Japanese were put into camps because due to Pearl Harbor, America was afraid of being attacked by them.
A. Attack on Pearl Harbor
a. The results of the attack on Pearl Harbor and its impact on Japanese-American citizens began when president Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in February of 1942.
a. Japanese and Americans
a. December 7,1941
a. The Americans didn't like what the Japanese were doing to the Chinese
Destruction and Deaths
a. The Japs managed to destroy nearly 20 US naval vessels, 8 ships and more than 300 airplanes. More than 2,000 American soldiers and sailors died and 1,000 were wounded
a. By the end of the way in 1945, 125,000 people, half of them children, had spent time in what even Roosevelt admitted were concentration camps.
A. Frenzy of moving
a. Bedding and linens, toilet articles, extra clothing, essential personal effects
b. Sell houses
a. Sell stores
c. Sell farms
d. Sell restaurants
B. Assembly Centers
a. California, Oregon, Washington State, Arizona
a. Treated like animals
C. Intern Camp
a. California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas.
IV. Hardships of camp life
Meals were an average cost of 45 cents per person per day
At nearly all centers, the farm program also includes the production of poultry, eggs, and pork; and a few evacuees are raising beef and dairy products.
Watched over by armed military police in guard towers
Soliders carried guns
Most barracks were partitioned off for families of 5 or 6
Bachelors and other unattached evacuees live mainly in unpartitioned barracks which have been established as dormitories.
Furniture provided was army cots, blankets, and small heating stoves
One bath, laundry and toilet is shared by around 250 people.
D. Daily Routine
Students went to school
Adult internees usually farmed or maintained the physical plant