History: Japanese American Internment

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History: Japanese American Internment
2014-04-03 19:53:46
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  1. Why were Japanese Americans interned during WWII?
    They were accused as being spies by the Japanese and they felt they needed to be isolated to prevent them from spying on them
  2. Describe the camps that Japanese Americans were taken to
    • Sandy
    • Dusty
    • Middle of No where
    • They were there for 2+ years
    • Small housing situations
  3. Was the U.S. government right to hold Japanese Americans in camps? Why or why not?
    • No because they found 0 evidence of finding Japanese Americans as spiesĀ 
    • They were innocent people being moved into an area with climates they weren't accustomed to
  4. What was the government code name for developing the atom bomb and who was its lead scientist?
    • The Manhattan Project
    • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  5. Why did the U.S. choose to use the atomic bomb?
    To win the war so that American soldiers wouldn't have to die
  6. Describe the devastation in Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped
  7. Why did the U.S. drop a second bomb on Nagasaki?
    Japan didn't surrender and Kokura had a dark cloud over it and because the pilot couldn't see it, he decided to bomb Nagasaki instead
  8. Describe the human injuries in the atomic bomb blasts
    70,000-80,000 people were killed immediately