Internment Of Japanese Americans And The Executive Order 9056

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My research paper is on World War II: The Internment of Japanese Americans and the Executive Order 9066. Internment means the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial(CITE THIS). This is what happened to over 127,000 Japanese Americans living on the west coast, ranging from Oregon to California and as far inland as Arizona. Two months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor; President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066, which was the order for military personal to internment the Japanese Americans living on the west coast due to the overwhelming hysteria of an another attack or spies in America. After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, U.S. citizens feared that there …show more content…

President Roosevelt signed the order on February 19, 1942, two months after the bombing at Pearl Harbor. With the Executive Order being signed for the internment or imprisonment of Japanese Americans, over 127,000 were evacuated from their homes and put into camps. Most of them sold their homes, businesses, and most of their assets because of the evacuation of the Japanese Americans. Americans with Japanese ancestry were sent to concentration camps throughout the interior of the US. Before the camps were completed, the evacuees were put into temporary centers which were mostly stables at the local racetracks. By the time the camps were completed there were ten total camps in remote areas in the seven western states. Inside these camps, all the families living in the camps dined together at the community mess hall, and the children were expected to go to school. The adults in the camps had a choice to work inside the camps for five dollars a day. With this option available, the U.S. government was hoping that with the adults working in the camps, camps could be self-sufficient by farming and producing their own food. The Japanese Americans in the camps also elected

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