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From the Ted Talk by Densho: Ugly history Japanese American incarceration camps

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Guarded by armed soldiers, many of these camps were still being constructed when incarcerees moved in. These hastily built prisons were overcrowded and unsanitary. People fulqrtneey fell ill and were ubnlae to receive proper medical care. The War Relocation Authority relied on ieenarcercs to keep the camps rnninug. Many worked in camp facilities or taught in poorly equipped csorolsams, while others raised crops and animals. Some Japanese acnriaems reellebd, organizing labor strikes and even rioting. But many more, like Aki’s parents, endured. They constantly sought to recreate some semblance of life outside the camps, but the reatliy of their situation was unavoidable.

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Guarded by armed soldiers, many of these camps were still being constructed when incarcerees moved in. These hastily built prisons were overcrowded and unsanitary. People __________ fell ill and were ______ to receive proper medical care. The War Relocation Authority relied on ___________ to keep the camps _______. Many worked in camp facilities or taught in poorly equipped __________, while others raised crops and animals. Some Japanese _________ ________, organizing labor strikes and even rioting. But many more, like Aki’s parents, endured. They constantly sought to recreate some semblance of life outside the camps, but the _______ of their situation was unavoidable.

Solution

  1. reality
  2. rebelled
  3. classrooms
  4. running
  5. unable
  6. frequently
  7. incarcerees
  8. americans

Original Text

Guarded by armed soldiers, many of these camps were still being constructed when incarcerees moved in. These hastily built prisons were overcrowded and unsanitary. People frequently fell ill and were unable to receive proper medical care. The War Relocation Authority relied on incarcerees to keep the camps running. Many worked in camp facilities or taught in poorly equipped classrooms, while others raised crops and animals. Some Japanese Americans rebelled, organizing labor strikes and even rioting. But many more, like Aki’s parents, endured. They constantly sought to recreate some semblance of life outside the camps, but the reality of their situation was unavoidable.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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aki kurose 2
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  12. crops
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  18. guarded
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  20. ill
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  22. japanese
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  24. life
  25. medical
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  29. parents
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  33. proper
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  35. reality
  36. rebelled
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  40. relocation
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  43. semblance
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  48. taught
  49. unable
  50. unavoidable
  51. unsanitary
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