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"From the Ted Talk by George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me"

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I was four years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941 by Japan, and oehvinrgt, the world was plunged into a world war. America suddenly was swept up by hysteria. Japanese-Americans, American citizens of Japanese ancestry, were looked on with sipoucsin and fear and with ohgriutt hterad simply because we happened to look like the people that bombed Pearl Harbor. And the hysteria grew and grew until in February 1942, the president of the United States, Franklin dnlaeo Roosevelt, ordered all Japanese-Americans on the West Coast of America to be summarily rounded up with no crgheas, with no trial, with no due process. Due prseocs, this is a core pillar of our justice system. That all deepaapisrd. We were to be rndeuod up and imprisoned in 10 barbed-wire posrin camps in some of the most desolate places in America: the blistering hot desert of Arizona, the sultry spamws of Arkansas, the wdtelnaass of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and two of the most desolate places in California.

Open Cloze

I was four years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941 by Japan, and _________, the world was plunged into a world war. America suddenly was swept up by hysteria. Japanese-Americans, American citizens of Japanese ancestry, were looked on with _________ and fear and with ________ ______ simply because we happened to look like the people that bombed Pearl Harbor. And the hysteria grew and grew until in February 1942, the president of the United States, Franklin ______ Roosevelt, ordered all Japanese-Americans on the West Coast of America to be summarily rounded up with no _______, with no trial, with no due process. Due _______, this is a core pillar of our justice system. That all ___________. We were to be _______ up and imprisoned in 10 barbed-wire ______ camps in some of the most desolate places in America: the blistering hot desert of Arizona, the sultry ______ of Arkansas, the __________ of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and two of the most desolate places in California.

Solution

  1. outright
  2. rounded
  3. process
  4. swamps
  5. wastelands
  6. overnight
  7. delano
  8. charges
  9. suspicion
  10. prison
  11. hatred
  12. disappeared

Original Text

I was four years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941 by Japan, and overnight, the world was plunged into a world war. America suddenly was swept up by hysteria. Japanese-Americans, American citizens of Japanese ancestry, were looked on with suspicion and fear and with outright hatred simply because we happened to look like the people that bombed Pearl Harbor. And the hysteria grew and grew until in February 1942, the president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, ordered all Japanese-Americans on the West Coast of America to be summarily rounded up with no charges, with no trial, with no due process. Due process, this is a core pillar of our justice system. That all disappeared. We were to be rounded up and imprisoned in 10 barbed-wire prison camps in some of the most desolate places in America: the blistering hot desert of Arizona, the sultry swamps of Arkansas, the wastelands of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and two of the most desolate places in California.

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