Internment camps in US during WWII

Alicia Dobben

Interment camps in the U.S. during World War II were called " War Relocation Camps" because over 110,000 people of Japanese heritage were ordered into these camps in 1942 after the attack of Pearl Harbor.


Pearl Harbor

President Roosevelt authorized the interment with executive order 9066. This gave the power requiring persons of Japanese ancestry to report to such camps.


President carter investigated in 1980 whether putting Japanese Americans into internment camps was right.

In 1998 President Reagan apologized for the camps on behalf of the U.S government