Japanese Internment Camps, 1942
Executive order 9066 and was signed President Roosevelt in 1942. This order made it legal for the American government to take all people of Japanese decent and put them in camps. Many families were taken from their homes and were not allowed to leave until America had won the war in Japan. The point of this order was to find Japanese spies. During the time of the internment there were 110,000 Japanese of all ages interned and no spies were found. The children that were put in the camps still needed to be educated but the government would not send in any teachers but instead had some of the people who were interned teach. They would pay them very low wages.
The moral of the camps was always very low for the people missed their homes and loved ones that they had been separated from. When the Japanese families were released from the camps they were given only a few dollars, usually enough for the train ride back to their homes. When the Japanese were interned and released back into the society many of their possessions had been taken away by the government and sold. Some did not even have any homes to go back to. This is one of the darkest parts of American history and not very many people know a whole lot about it.