Effects Of Japanese Internment Camps

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How would you like to be forced out of your home and then sent to a location where you were forced to live there for an unknown amount of time? Well about 120,000 Japanese Americans were taken from their homes and sent to internment camps during World War II. The United States has been one of the most powerful and most imitated Nation throughout the world. However the United states is not perfect as it has made mistakes and unpolitical decisions that were based on fear and prejudeuce. Two months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had signed the Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-Americans to evacuate the West Coast. This had resulted in the relocation of approximately 120,000 Japanese,…show more content…
Roosevelt authorized the internment with Executive order of 9066 on February 19, 1942, which had forced all of the Japanese and Japanese-Americans, regardless of loyalty or citizenship, to evacuate the Internment camps. The order was abrupt causeing Many Japanese to be forced to sell their property and land at a severe loss before departure because no one would be able to take care of the property or land. The Japanese had just the clothese on their back and whatever they had in their pocket, as the effect was instantaneous and the Japanese were not prepared for this Act. The order had not applied to Japaanese/Japnese-Americans in Hawaii because many of the workforce (i.e farmers) were not effected by this order as the Japanese were majority work force for the US. If those japanese were to be sent to the Internment camps, then US economy would take a hit in profits which the US desperately needed for World War II. The order has also allowed local military commanders to designate "military areas" as "exclusion zones". There were a total of Ten internment camps that were established in California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas, Oregon, and Washington. These internment camps eventually held all 120,000 Japanese/Japanese-Americans where many of the camps were filled overcapacity, as the government wanted to hold the Japanese to keep a 24 hour survalence on the…show more content…
9066 and directed the U.S. Army to conduct the transportation of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans to interment camps. Most of these individuals were either U.S. citizens, or had permanent resident alien status. They were detained for up to 4 years without due process of law or ever being presented with any factual evidence against them. “Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of War, and the Military Commanders whom he may from time to time designate, whenever he or any designated Commander deems such action necessary or desirable, to prescribe military areas in such places and of such extent as he or the appropriate Military Commander may determine, from which any or all persons may be excluded, and with respect
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