Japanese-American Internment

Recently, Newsday did a wonderful story interviewing some of the local survivors and descendants of Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II under Executive Order 9066.

“I don’t know what to expect in the future,” she said. “The government cannot repeat this, what happened to the Japanese-Americans. [The government] signed off and apologized for doing this. So they better not try to do it again.”

Some of the interviewees note that the internment camps are not covered in school.  Does your social studies textbook cover this painful episode in American history?  If not, use WorldView Software’s resources:

  • American History II:
    • Chapter 11 Overview: World War II and the Post-War Peace
    • Document: Japanese-American Internment (“Executive Order 9066” and “Instructions to All Japanese Living on Bainbridge Island”)
    • Internet Project: The Home Front
  • Basic American History II
    • Document: Japanese-American Internment (“Executive Order 9066” and “Instructions to All Japanese Living on Bainbridge Island”)
    • Internet Project: America’s World War II Effort
  • U.S. Government
    • Document: Japanese-American Internment (“Executive Order 9066” and “Instructions to All Japanese Living on Bainbridge Island”)

[The featured image is “Manzanar from guard tower, summer heat, view SW, Manzanar Relocation Center,” photograph by Ansel Adams in the Library of Congress.]


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