National Security (H8) and the Rights of the Individual: Internment Debate

In the case of the Japanese Internment camps during WWII, did the government's need to protect the citizenry override the individual rights of the citizens deprived of their freedom?

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Internment during WWII

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Propaganda Wars: Japan and U.S.—The Battle for Hearts and Minds

From a Different Shore: The Japanese-American Experience

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Though many of the Japanese-Americans were citizens, the U.S. government did not grant them protection under the Constitution. Japanese Americans recall their experiences in the relocation camps with sadness and shame