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Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941 that set off a chain of events for the U.S. involvement in to World War II. Also, it heightened the racial tensions with Japanese Americans in the U.S.
Executive order 9066 forced 180,000 Japanese Americans to leave their homes and go to internment camps. Many of the Japanese Americans lost their homes and businesses.
The Japanese Americans were forced to stay in these camps for almost 2 years. Adults were given jobs but they were payed very poorly.
The Battle of Okinawa began on April 1st and continued until June 22nd 1945. Taking Okinawa was a major success for the Americans.
On August 6th 1945 America dropped the first bomb over Hiroshima. The second bomb was dropped on August 9th 1945. This lead to the Japanese surrender.
After the Japanese surrendered to America the Japanese Americans were allowed to leave the internment camps.
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