Japanese-American Internment in the U.S.

This paper discusses Japanese-American Internment in the U.S. from 1942 To 1946: The Santa Anita Assembly Center, Manzanar Relocation Center, origins and functions, legalities,security vs. racism question and Japanese-American loss of rights and propert

The purpose of this research is to analyze the origins and functions of the Santa Anita Assembly Center and the Manzanar Relocation Center as used in the internment of Japanese-Americans from 1942 to 1946.

Three months after Pearl Harbor, General DeWitt, Commanding General of the Western Defense Command, designated Military Area 1 as including the three Pacific coastal states and the southern half of Arizona. Japanese aliens were to be excluded from this area. A period of voluntary evacuation began:

On March 30, three thousand people of Japanese ancestry were ordered to evacuate the Terminal Island area in Los Angeles Harbor by April 5 and
move to the assembly center at Santa Anita.. …