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Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941 that set off a chain of events for the U.S. involvement into World War II. Also, it heightened the racial tensions with Japenese Americans in the US.
On February 19, 1942 President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal of any or all people from military areas. By June more than 110,00 Japanese Americans were relocated to remote internment camps.
March 1, 1942 was dated as E-Day. This was the date set by the military for the removal of the Japanese immigrants and their descendants from their homes and their placement into an internment camp.
Life in the camp was hard. They were only allowed to bring a few of their possessions and mostly burned the rest. They were constantly guarded by military people and had no freedom.
October 20, 1942 President Roosevelt calls the relocation centers, "Concentration camps" at a press conference. The WRA had consistantly denied that the term "concentration camps" accuratly described the camps.
December 10, 1942 the WRA establishes a prison at Moab,Utah for recalcitrant inmates. After would be many more prisons to follow.
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