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Japanese internment: Japanese americans on the Pacific coast; Washington top command feared that japanese would act as aboteurs for Japan in case of invasion, forcibly herded them together in concentration camps; internment camps deprived them of dignity, basic rights, and millions of dollars in property and foregone earnings 1. Korematsu vs. US: Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Japanese relocation in this case 2. Issei: “first”, legally barred from becoming citizens Nissei: American-born children; home of issei that they would reap the full benefits of their birthright by encouraging them to learn English, excel in school, etc. many grew up in 2 worlds 3. War Production Board: through this, American factories pored forth a mass of weapons; halted the production of nonessential items such as passenger cars assigned priorities for transportation and access to raw materials 4. Henry Kaiser: miracle-man shipbuilder; his prodigies of ship construction; one of his ships fully assembled in 14 days 5. Office of Price Admission: brought ascending prices under control with extensive regulations; formed after a crisis of full employment and scarce consumer goods; rationing held down the consumption of critical goods such as meat and butter 6. War Labor Board: imposed ceilings on wage increases; labor unions hated this; there were many labor walkouts (most famous: United Mine Worker); you pay this with overtime pay 7. Smith-Conally Anti Strike Act: authorized when threats of lost production from strikes became extensive; authorized the federal government to seize and operate tied-up industries; strikes against any government-operated industry were made a criminal offense 8. GI: government issue; outfits put on soldiers that were drafted after Pearl harbor; US exempted certain men who were key categories of industrial and…...

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