Internment Camps in the U.S in WWII

Christian Kenner

People in the internment camps

Internment camps mostly held Japanese people or people from Japanese ancestry after the attack on Pearl Harbor, because the U.S thought all of the Japanese were planning against us. They were forced to leave their homes and only given 9 days to prepare. Also they were only allowed to bring what they could carry. They were stripped of their rights, jobs, houses, and pets.


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Families in the Camps

Families were typically allowed to stay together, and were treated well unless they violated the rules. Children went to schools, but they did not have any real teachers. Adults got jobs but were paid at extremely low wages. There were also things for people to do like go to the libraries,religious services, and a post office. Still things were pretty scarce.


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People Outside the Internment Camps

After a while a re-evaluation occurred which allowed most of the internees to leave the walls of the camp to get jobs and places to live. When they left they tried to return to there lives before they left, but many people still discriminated on them. Soon many returned to normal while others were scarred for life.