Executive Order 9056 Essay

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Today is February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066. Executive Order 9066 forces all Japanese-Americans regardless of loyalty or citizenship, to evacuate the west. In early 1942, the Roosevelt Administration was pressured to remove people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. Roosevelt was pressured to do, this because he felt that some Japanese-Americans were plotting a sabotage against the US, following the bomb of Pearl Harbor. You may be surprised to find out that the count of Japanese-Americans living in the US is at 127,000. Roosevelt is forcing all 127,000 to evacuate the West. About 42,000 Japanese-Americans were born in Japan and immigrated here. Only 7,000 people are evacuating the West Coast, which means that the other 120,000 were put into Internment Camps across the West. Roosevelt placed 10 different camps across the West in the states of California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming,…show more content…
One of the challenges is having to be forced to sell their property at a severe loss before departure. Some also have to sell their stores and most of their assets. With having to sell your home, store, or assets in such little time, more got their homes sold for only a fraction of the price. Another problem is departure. Many Japanese-Americans didn’t have a way of getting back to Japan or another country. With these problems, it makes it very difficult for some Japanese to move. It became clear that expert testimony was needed; therefore, I spoke with an American citizen here in California, and I wanted to know how she felt about most Japanese-Americans being put in Internment Camps across the West Coast. “I think it is unfair that they are assuming that all Japanese-Americans are involved in the disaster, when many like us didn’t know what was happening.” This reported agreed with her quote and feels that they should make a
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