The Japanese Imperial
Navy attacked Pearl Harbor
on the Island of O'ahu, Hawaii (then
only a territory of the United States) on December
The U.S. Supreme Court argued that the
internment camps were legal and justified for military and security reasons.
The internment of Japanese-Americans is best know; but
German-Americans and Italian-Americans,
as well as their respective nationals, who were often married to native or
U.S. citizens; all of whom were interned in camps.
The U.S. government identified 600,00 Italian "aliens"
(none citizens) during World War II.
1) But what does the U.S. legal system guarantee?
2) What are the names of the largest and most well-known
examine the camps in more detail.
Read the lecture notes on the Japanese Internment Camps