I believe the Internment of Japanese-Americans was not a proper act to take in a time of war. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the Executive Order 9066, which permitted the military to circumvent the constitutional safeguards of American citizens in the name of national defense. Which basically meant that they can throw all the Japanese in America into internment camps. These camps devastated the lives of many Japanese-Americans, it was like their lives stopped for 4 years. Also, the way that the Japanese-Americans were treated at these camps were unjust and unfair. Finally, many of the Japanese-Americans that were at these camps suffered from mental and physical health impacts due to those internment camps.
These camps devastated the lives of many Japanese-Americans, it was like their lives stopped for 4 years. For example, persons of Japanese ancestry in western Washington State were sent to the assembly center at the Puyallup Fairgrounds near Tacoma. At Puyallup, internees found that a cowshed at a fairgrounds or a horse stall at a racetrack was home for several months before they were transported to a permanent wartime residence. Relocation centers were situated many miles inland, often in remote and desolate places. Sites included Tule Lake, California; Minidoka, Idaho; Manzanar, California; Topaz, Utah; Jerome, Arkansas; Heart Mountain, Wyoming; Poston, Arizona; Granada, Colorado; and Rohwer, Arkansas. Life at the camps was difficult as families with their few possessions crowded into tar-papered barracks. Common areas were used for eating, laundry and bathroom facilities. The internees created some familiar routines for schooling and socializing, but limited opportunities interrupted other social and cultural patterns. Persons who were uncooperative and troublesome were sent to the Tule Lake facility, where all dissidents were housed.