The Attack On Pearl Harbor

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Homan 1 After the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which made every person of japanese heritage on the east coast uproot and move to ten different internment camps. No matter what their loyalty or citizenship they were forced to get up and go to camps established in either California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas. After all said and done this ended up at over one hundred and twenty thousand japanese americans. Sadly most Americans don 't know why they were moved from their homes, how they were removed, and how they were treated within these camps. Japanese Americans were removed from the East Coast after Executive Order 9066 because of increased racial tension between Americans and Japanese Americans after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. After the attacks people were scared that Japanese Americans were trying to overthrow the war effort and destroy America from the inside. There was also a bit of competition between local farmers and the Japanese Americans over entitlement to selling and growing produce, this made tensions a lot more intense on the east coast. President Roosevelt chose to only put this into effect on the east coast because for one most Japanese Americans lived on the East Coast because of something called intervening opportunity of which the definition is, an opportunity along the migration stream that keeps the migrators from getting to the metropolis that Homan 2
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