The Japanese American Experience in WWII
Japanese Americans endured a lot of discrimination during WWII. They were forced to sell their homes and businesses for unfair prices, and were called cruel names by their former friends and neighbors.
Executive Order 9066 gave the military power to take away people's civil rights without any court proceedings. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sent this order to congress for approval. Congress quickly approved the order, and Japanese Americans were soon being expelled from their homes and communities as a result. www.youtube.com After America was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 consigning 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry ...
The Smithsonian museum is a very famous museum in Washington D.C. They have large collections about natural history, space, American history, art, and much more. They are a well-respected and trustworthy resource on many subjects. Here you can find a collection of letters written by internees during WWII. The letters reveal the details of their lives, including the fact that people had no mattresses or cots to sleep on! www.smithsonianeducation.org Smithsonian Institution lesson plans in History, Art, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies. Search for lesson plans by subject or grade. Smithsonian educational materials emphasize inquiry-based learning with primary sources and museum collections.
If you want to learn more about the Japanese Internment, you can read Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's memoir Farewell to Manzanar. Check it out from the school or the public library! www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org
Check out this interview with the author of Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. She shares why she wrote the book and also about her own experiences in Manzanar. www.youtube.com Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of California Reads selected book Farewell to Manzanar (with husband James D. Houston), talks about how the very personal st...
Weedflower is a book about a Japanese American girl and her family who were relocated from their family flower farm in CA to an internment camp here in Arizona. The camp is located on the Mojave Indian Reservation www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org
Weedflower is a book about a Japanese American girl and her family who were relocated from their family flower farm in CA to an internment camp here in Arizona. The camp is located on the Mojave Indian Reservation www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org
This news article describes how residents of the Poston internment camp, located on the Mojave Indian Reservation were forced to labor without pay including building irrigation systems, schools and other resources the federal government didn't want to pay for. These projects would be used to justify the relocation of other American Indian Tribes to this desolate location after WWII was over. Information about a recent documentary is also provided. abcnews.go.com Get the latest breaking news across the U.S. on ABCNews.com
This news article describes how residents of the Poston internment camp, located on the Mojave Indian Reservation were forced to labor without pay including building irrigation systems, schools and other resources the federal government didn't want to pay for. These projects would be used to justify the relocation of other American Indian Tribes to this desolate location after WWII was over. Information about a recent documentary is also provided. abcnews.go.com Get the latest breaking news across the U.S. on ABCNews.com
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