Japanese American Women During WWII Essay

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During World War II, approximately 120,000 people of Japanese descent who lived on the Pacific Coast of the US were sent to internment camps after the bombing at Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7th, 1941. American citizens made up 62% of those who were interned. And even though these American citizens were being unconstitutionally blocked off from the rest of society, the majority of these citizens still declared that they remained forever loyal to America. Some of the recollections left behind by the internees of their experiences at these camps include letters to their loved ones, diaries, pictures, and even full plays. And while living in often cramped, and poorly maintained conditions, the internees still tried to lead normal lives and still functioned as a small society.
On February 19th, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland (sort of like when Chancellor Palpatine ordered the death of the Jedi). Which, in other words, gave the American military authority to relocate all Japanese Americans on the western coast (mainly in California) to internment camps further inside of the United States. Some of these people were only allowed to take what they could carry, or what the rest of their families would help them carry. Nothing was shipped to these internment camps and the houses left behind were still full…