The Japanese Americans were treated unfairly in the 1940s.  After the Pearl Harbor attack, Americans created bad stereotypes about them. The government passed curfews that prohibited Japanese Americans from walking outside at night time and prohibiting them from entering some areas. Americans were racist to them because they made racial signs that stated that they didn't want Japanese Americans to live in their neighborhoods.  Eventually, the Japanese Americans were sent to interment camps were they were locked up, forced to leave their belongings  and businesses behind. The conditions in interment camps were terrible. After the war Japanese Americans were freed from the camps. This was a terrible period of time in American history.

The Japanese American Achivement   

July 2, 1948 President Truman signs the Japanese American Evacuation Claims Act, a measure to compensate Japanese Americans for certain economic losses attributable to their forced evacuation. Although some $38 million was to be paid out through provisions of the act, it would be largely ineffective even on the limited scope in which it operated.