After the shutting down of the Japanese Internment Camps, the U.S. government made a series of apologies over the course of 50 years.

The first apology was made by the Congress immediately after the shut down of the internment camps. The next apology was made in 1976 by President Gerald Ford after protests by a civil rights movement called the "Redress Movement". He said the internment was "wrong," and a "national mistake" which "shall never again be repeated." Following this apology, the government awarded anybody who was a survivor of the camps $25,000. The next apology was made in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan. He signed the Civil Liberties Act 1988. This said that anybody who was interned and still alive, received $20,000. This totaled to $1.2 billion. Then, in 1992, President George H.W. Bush signed the Civil Liberties Amendment of 1992 which signed the deal that made sure that all Japanese internees received their $20,000 and gave another formal apology.


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Seen here is President Ronald Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which along with an apology, gave any living internees $20,000.
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New York Times newspaper article about Ronald Reagan apology to Japanese and Japanese Americans

Japanese Americans had mixed emotions for the apology. They did not know what to really think. Should they take offense to this apology because it makes them look weak by giving them money, should they embrace the apology and forgive America over time, or should they not like the apology because it took decades to recieve a formal apology.