Internment Camps in the U.S
By: Torri Miller
Who was in the camps and why were there camps!
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt put 120,000 Japanese that were living in the U.S in interment camps. Roosevelt thought they were spying on the U.S and reporting it to the Japanese. So they were sending them to the camps. They were housed in barracks and had to used communal areas to wash their clothes and eat.
How many camps were there?
There were about ten different camps in the U.S. The ten different camps were Topaz, Poston, Gila River, Amache, Jerome, Rohuid, Minidoka, Manzanar, Tule, and Heart Mountain.
Some pictures of what they did!
This picture represents a sign of where their area limits were.
This picture represents the Japanese in the camps behind the barbed wires, and was not allowed to pass it.
This picture represents the Japanese had 48 hours to pack their belongings and head out to the camps.
When it happened
Where did it happen
Most of the camps were in the desert. There were high and low temperatures there. The high was near to 100 degrees and the low was near to -30 degrees.