kolby stark Japanese-American internment camps (IV. hardships of camp life…
kolby stark Japanese-American internment camps
B. thesis statement
A. attention getter
" 'When we got back from camp we had nothing'. "
IV. hardships of camp life
there was a shortage of food and lots of the time the food spoiled
the camps were located in remote, uninhabitable areas.
there was lots of diseases in the camps
B. lack of privacy
there was no privacy for individuals-all of their daily needs were accomodated in public facilities
C. family structure
many lost sons who fought for the country that imprisoned their parents
II. historical background
B. government response
a. In Los Angeles roadside signs announced "FURNITURE MUST BE SOLD" and "EVACUATION SALE."
a. two months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-Americans to evacuate the West Coast.
A. attack of Pearl Harbor
a. december 7,1941
III. relocation places
B. assembly centers
a. livestock stalls were often used as living and sleeping quarters
a. Assembly centers: large facilities like race tracks and fairgrounds
A. internment camps
parts of camp
a. the camps were surrounded by barbed wire and guard towers. many families lived in one barrack and had no privacy.
a. ten internment camps were established in California, eventually holding 120,000 people.
a. Between 1942 and 1945 more than 120,00 Japanese Americans were forced from their homes to these camps
C. frenzy of moving
a. farmers had to sell an acre of land for $37.94 compared to the average $279.96
a. many Japanese-Americans found the storage option unattactive and immediately sold possessions for whatever they would fetch
a. one victim remembered, "We couldn't pack up all the stoves and refrigerators and stuff like that. We stored them away in the nursery. When we got back from camp we had nothing."