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Tule Lake Internment CampMy essay for my WW2 book”Thin Wood Walls” is about the Internment Camps.On February 19, 1942, Theodore Roosevelt agreed on Order 9066, so that means Japanese Americans and people who were related to Japan were forced to go to these camps called Internment Camps, There were a lot of Internment Camps in different states but the one in the book is an Internment Camp in Tule Lake, California.The camp itself had about 18,700 Japanese Americans, so it makes it the largest camp.The camp has about 1,200 soldiers guarding and patrolling the camp, 1,036 barrack dorms,518 latrines,144 supportive buildings, and 50 towers.It used to have bodies of water but due to the authority of the Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902, the government absorbed all water in Tule Lake leaving it a desert area, they also did that to make farmlands.Since it is now a deserted area, the temperature has gone up, it can rise up to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and in the winter, it can go to -20 degrees Fahrenheit.In the summer, farmers had to work in fields to get their own food and they were also paid $16 a month.In the winter, they just have to survive on what they have during the summer.In Tule Lake, there were people that were loyal and disloyal to the US, so the government had to sort that out.They gave them a format for them to answer, this can be used to prove people if they are loyal or disloyal.On question 27 said this,” Are you willing to serve in the armed forces of the United States on combat duty, wherever ordered?”On 28 it said,”Will you swear your unqualified allegiance to the United States and faithfully defend from any or all attack by foreign or domestic forces, and forswear any form of allegiance or obedience to the Japanese emperor, or any other foreign government, power, or organization.”This caused a lot of confusion about people if anyone says yes to 27 that means they are volunteering to fight Japan.On question 28 was a trick question if anyone one said yes and confess that they were loyal to the emperor at some time this shows that they fully loyal to the US.But if they say yes without no response, then the government will act suspicious on that.If any person put yes on both questions then they were proved loyal and they sent to the other camps like Manzanar, Poston, and Gila River.If any of them said no to the questions they had to go to prison.If one refuses to answer the questions, then they were to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.Most people that said no to both question from other internment camps were sent to Tule Lake, then their lives continued after that.After the camp was now closed on March 28, 1946, 1,490 babies were born and 331 people died.


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