During the time surrounding the bombing of Pearl Harbor Naval Base on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, fear and prejudice struck the people of the United States. The Americans' fears and prejudices were directly aimed at any Japanese descendants living in the United States. Due to this fear the Japanese Americans were stripped of their constitutional rights and imprisoned in American internment camps for several years after the
Japanese naval and air forces attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7,
“Although the confinement of Japanese Americans was clearly a war measure, its roots reach as far back as the beginnings of the Japanese immigration to North America and to the growth of prejudice against these settlers,” (Robinson, 2010).
Created by: Julie Stamper