Japanese Americans in American Concentration Camps

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World War II was a time of deliberate hate among groups of innocent people who were used. While the first thought that comes to mind is the Jewish people kept in Concentration Camps throughout the Holocaust, this is not it. Japanese-Americans were persecuted due to the fact that they looked like citizens of Japan, who had attacked the United States on December 7th, 1941 at the naval base, Pearl Harbor. This hatred toward the group was due to newspapers creating a scare for the American people, as well as the government restricting the rights of Japanese-Americans. The Japanese-Americans were mistreated during World War II for no other reason than being different. These men, women, and children were loathed by the American public for looking like the people of the Japanese army that had attacked the United States. These people were only hated by association, even though many had come to the United States to create a better life for their family. In March of 1942, the exclusion and imprisonment of Japanese American began. There was an authority that started to administer the camps. These authorities were known and the "War Relocation Authority," ( or the WRA. In the beginning, military-like prisoners were sent to the detention centers on busses or trains. There were 13 detention centers, twelve in California and one in Oregon. These centers were organized on farms, racetracks, or fairgrounds. Some even lived in the dirty stalls of livestock. These stalls lacked

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