Japanese Internment Camps During World War II

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Japanese Internment camps On December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was destroyed. The Japanese attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during World War II. 2,300 Americans were killed in this bombing. After two months of the bombing, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Executive order 9066. The Executive order 9066 demanded all Japanese Americans to leave the West coast. Many believed that the Japanese Americans were suspicious of a crime that they did not commit. This was a nightmare to not only Japanese Americans, but also to many Americans. In the Executive Order 9066, Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Whereas the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage to national-defense material national-defense premises, and national-defense utilities.” The Japanese Americans suffered from many consequences after the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. After the Executive Order 9066 was issued, they were ordered to get all their belongings and prepare to leave. They were told they had 10 days before they were made to leave. The men were arrested, and the others were forced to move away from their homes. In the memoir “from Farewell to Manzanar”, Jeanne W. Houston talks says, “...we had nowhere else to move to. On February 25 the choice was made for us. We were given forty-eight hours to clear out.” When being moved, the Japanese Americans were sent to live in one of the ten different location
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