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Personal Narrative: Independence

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Independence. Freedom. What I thought I was fighting for was being taken away from an entire group of people. People many of us were friends with, equals with. They are Americans, but that didn 't matter. Almost the entire west coast Japanese population was incarcerated by our own government for ‘our’ and ‘their own’ safety. I wasn 't very sure of what they did to be put into internment camps, but it was what President Roosevelt ordered. Executive Order 9066. Put anyone who is a threat to the nation in there. Maybe we were the next threat. Would they try to cope with the problems of us Jews? Were we a burden? I imagined the possibilities. They might even try to send us back to Germany. My mind raced and I was acting ridiculous. The horrid
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