Title

Internal Enemies or American Citizens? Causes Leading Towards the Creation of the Japanese-American Internment Camps

Date

5-28-2015 1:40 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:55 PM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

Department

History

Session Chair

John L. Rector

Session Title

History Senior Seminar Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

John L. Rector

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

What caused the Japanese-American Internment Camps? While people believe the bombing of Pearl Harbor was the sole reason behind Executive Order 9066 which forcibly relocating 120,000 Japanese-Americans to internment camps, there are more social factors which led to the infringement of their citizenship. The order was supposedly made for national security reasons, yet there were no German-American or Italian-American internment camps. Were these Japanese-Americans internal enemies, or simply citizens of America?

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Internal Enemies or American Citizens? Causes Leading Towards the Creation of the Japanese-American Internment Camps

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

What caused the Japanese-American Internment Camps? While people believe the bombing of Pearl Harbor was the sole reason behind Executive Order 9066 which forcibly relocating 120,000 Japanese-Americans to internment camps, there are more social factors which led to the infringement of their citizenship. The order was supposedly made for national security reasons, yet there were no German-American or Italian-American internment camps. Were these Japanese-Americans internal enemies, or simply citizens of America?