What Is The Japanese Internment

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Japanese Internment Shortly after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, after the United States joined World War II, the United States made the decision to intern over 100,000 Japanese Americans. Even if someone was only one sixteenth Japanese, they would be interned. That’s the equivalent of one of someone’s great, great grandparents being Japanese. Overall, fear is what led the United States to make this decision. On December 7, 1947, at 7:53 a.m, months of racial tension and weeks of planning came to a head. 100+ Japanese pilots began dropping bombs in locations in and around Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. An hour later, a second wave came. Combining both waves, 2,403 Americans were killed. The attack was designed to paralyze the U.S navy, but backfired
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