Japanese Internment Camps Cause And Effect

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The relocation of Japanese Americans was an event that occurred within the United States during World War II. On February 19th, 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which forced all Japanese Americans living in the West Coast to be evacuated from the area and relocated to internment camps all across the United States, where they would be imprisoned. Approximately 120,000 people were sent to the camps and the event lasted through the years 1942 and 1945. The main cause of the relocation and internment of these people was because of fear made among Japanese people after Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Citizens of the United States had been worrying about the possibility of Japanese residents of the country aiding Japan, and/or secretly trying to destroy American companies. After Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor, FDR had been taken under extreme pressure. The day after the…show more content…
They were placed near semi-arid areas where life would have been harsh even under an environment with conditions met with human standards along with its surroundings. In the winter, it was too cold, and during the summer, it was too hot. Although recreational activities were set up in the camps to pass the time, you were still severely limited in the set of actions you could do. Space was crowded, and the only set of locations that you could go to were schools, hospitals, bathrooms, libraries and post offices. Food in the camps were produced army-stye grub. In other words, it did not offer much variety and the quality of the foods didn’t exceed standards as to what a normal American citizen might think of what they eat. Because of how severely limited life was in these camps, 3,600 Japanese-Americans had volunteered to enter Armed forces. In 1945, some camps had allowed people living in them to return back to the West so they could get back home or start a new life, though the last camp closed on March
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