Japanese Internment Camps - One of the Most Shameful Episodes in U.S. History

Heather Patton

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The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Shortly after the U.S. government argued that it was impossible to know where the loyalties of Japanese-Americans rested. President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the removal of Japanese immigrants and Americans of Japanese heritage from their homes to be imprisoned in internment camps throughout the country. Note: this lesson contains racially sensitive content.

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