Osmosis Jones Japanese American Internment Camps (hard ships of camp life…
Osmosis Jones Japanese American Internment Camps
I. Inrtoduction Paragraph
quote "... when the gates were shut, we knew that we had lost something that was very pressious; that we were no longer free."
II. historical background
attach on pearl harbor
20 destroyed or damaged vessles, 8 battle ships, 300 airplains,
2,400 deat 1000 injured
december 7 1941
presidents exec. order 9066
gave power to the militarty to move people they think is a threat at any moment
the first deportion began on feb. 25 1942. us navy orded japs to leave terminal lisland
III. relocation process
keep them in one area until they can take them to the camps to keep them "safe"
almost all assembly centeres are in california 13 out 16 the other three are in washington orgeon and arizona
largest of them all was santa anita race track in la california held 18,000
how many camps there are
locations of camps (states, enviroment)
dry barren land away from civilization
most populated was tule lake, california 18,789
total amount 10, 1 in colorado 2 arizona 1 wyoming 2 arkansas 2 california 1 idaho 1 utah
total of 120,000 japaneese americans were sent to camps
"most of them were teachers, newspapereditors or leaders of japnaese religois or cultrural originizations"
"potentiolly dangerous items and objects with a special connection to japan were labeled contraband' they were burned
hard ships of camp life
life in the camps/ treatment
quote "But i will never forget the shocking feeling that human beings were behind this fence like animals."
"if we were put ther for our prtection why were the guns at the gaurd towers pointed inward instead of outward?
barrakc s didnt have tolets so they waited in line to use "communal latrines" wich didnt have dividers
with lack of medicine and bad living conditions sicknes was very common
lack of privacy
tehy would have to live with strangers/ same room
walls were 6 foot high
americanization (christianity only, english only)
contruction of the camps (incomeplete)
working for low wages