In this chapter, you learned how fear and racism guided the United States' decision to evict more than 100,000 Japanese Americans from their West Coast homes. By the end of May 1942, 7,000 Japanese Americans lived at the Puyallup Assembly Center, where they would spend four months before being shipped off to an internment camp. Although the United States military nicknamed the Center "Camp Harmony," Japanese Americans' experiences at the Center were anything but harmonious. Use this Web site to understand the ordeal that Japanese Americans suffered as a result of being targeted as enemies within America's borders.
Destination Title: Camp Harmony
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Start at the Camp Harmony Web site.
- Browse through the site, taking notes as you go.
After you have read through the information, answer the following questions.