Summary Of They Called Us Enemy By George Takei

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In They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, President Franklin D. Roosevelt demonstrates irrationality fueled by anger with his decision to sign the Executive Order 9066. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, President Roosevelt was infuriated and urged Congress to declare war on Japan. Subsequently, on February 19, 1942, he issued Executive Order 9066 which “authorized the military to declare areas ‘from which any or all persons may be excluded’” (Takei 22). Consequently, Japanese-Americans were unjustly incarcerated in relocation camps. His choice, as described in the book, was irrational and unfair. Many of the Japanese-Americans had committed no wrongdoing and were peaceful residents in the United States. It
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