U. S. Government/WWII/Japanese Internment

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After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941, many Americans distrusted Japanese-Americans living in the United States. As a result of this prejudice, Theodore Roosevelt ordered that all Japanese-American be sent to internment camps. An internment camp is a prison like camp where Japanese-Americans were forced to live for the rest of WWII. In order to prove that they were loyal Americans, many Japanese-Americans joined the military and fought in World War II.

The Japanese internment camps were very different than Nazi concentration camps . While it is true that Japanese-Americans lost personal freedom at these camps, they were not murdered or forced to do hard labor.