The History Of Inequality

Juilianna and Samantha

Japanese Americans

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Interment Camps

When, What, Where, and Why?

On December 7th, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, which of course caused the U.S. to panic, since we feared another attack we took action. On February 19, 1942 president Roosevelt signed the executive order 9066 which removed 120,00 Japanese Americans from their homes and put them in internment camps.

Who did this impact?

This big change impacted pretty much everyone that lived in the United States. Of course it hurt the Japanese the most, they were taken from their homes all because the American Military thought they were all spies. People from all over felt the impact, anyone how had employed a Japanese American no longer had an employee, and anyone whose tenant was Japanese was no longer getting rent.

Life In The Interment Camps

Life in the Interment camps was anything but pleasant. They were only allowed to have a few possessions, with only 48 hours to evacuate their homes. While in the camps they were housed in barracks. They had to use communal area to wash, eat and do laundry. Many Japanese American died from insufficient medical care and emotional stress.

Their Loyalty

In order to test the loyalty of the Japanese we asked them two questions, Are you willing to sever in the armed fores of the United states on combat duty? If you were a women are you willing to volunteer in the army nurse corp, or the women army corp? Will you swear unqualified allegiance to the United States and faithfully defend the U.S. from any or all attacks by foreign or domestic forces and forswear any form of allegiance or obedience to the Japanese emperor of any other foreign government or organization?

Our bad...

Even though we all know that what our country did was wrong, our Government never apologized for the actions taken on the Japanese. Instead they justified it by saying "We did what we needed to do" And during the war only ten people were caught spying and most were caucasian.

Civil liberties act of 1988

On August 10 1988 Ronald Reagan signed the civil liberties act The United States paid back the $20,000 to the internees, evacuees, and the persons of Japanese ancestry who lost liberty or property because of the discriminatory action but the Federal government during World War II.So many people of the Japanese decent were forced from their homes
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An apology 50 years later....

After 50 years president Bill Clinton finally gave the apology that was well deserved and long over due. On October 1 1993 Bill clinton sent out an apology and even though hes not the one at fault he still apologised Bill talked about how sorry the United states was and he made it known that they know that what they did was wrong and sincerely wished them well for their future