Japanese-American Internment: Facts and History


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Why could the Japanese-Americans do nothing about internment?

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1. What was NOT an element of the 1988 law that provided reparations?

2. Which president signed the bill that authorized reparations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo covers the historical events and significance of Japanese-American internment in WWII. You will also be tested on specific vocabulary terms such as internment and Executive Order.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Definitions of Executive Order and internment
  • Characteristics of the internment camps
  • President who signed the law authorizing reparations
  • Elements of the 1988 reparations law

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Executive Order, internment, and reparations
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the ethics of interning Japanese-Americans during WWII in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Japanese-American internment during WWII

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Japanese Internment: Facts and History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the number of Japanese-Americans interned during WWII
  • Understand how internment denied Japanese-Americans their right to due process
  • Identify ways in which reparations tried to fix the damage of Japanese-American internment in WWII