Japanese Internment: A look at the Japanese American experience
- Should freedom be sacrificed in the name of National security?
- How do American's react to foreigners in the United States in a time of crisis?
Introduction: Click here for an introduction to Japanese Internment by Ken Burns.
Executive Order 9066 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, initiating a controversial World War II policy with lasting consequences for Japanese Americans. The document ordered the removal of resident enemy aliens from parts of the West vaguely identified as military areas.
- Senator Inouye speaks of internment camps
- Camp locations
- Camp conditions
- Children's letters - Dear Miss Breed
- Should we preserve these camps?
Japanese American soldiers during WWII An estimated 33,000 Japanese Americans served in the military during and immediately after World War II, about 18,000 in the 442nd and 6,000 as part of the MIS. Approximately eight hundred Japanese Americans were killed in action during World War II.
Can it happen again?
- Emergency Detention Act 1950
- Detention of illegal Haitian immigrants 1980's
- Ethnically based questioning during the Persian Gulf War of Arab Americans.
Research Japanese American's sent to internment camps using ancestryclassroom.com.
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