Executive order 9066
Updated: 2/2/2020
Executive order 9066
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  • The United States got involved in World War II on December 7, 1941 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
  • February 19, 1942 Franklin D. Roosevelt gave Executive Order 9066 to minimize the risk of Japanese spies and espionage.
  • Executive Order 9066 authorized the removal of any or all people from military areas. These people were Japanese Americans.
  • The Japanese Americans spent the rest of the war in Japanese Relocation Centers.
  • Japanese Americans spent the next two and a half years in the Japanese Relocation Centers. These camps had no plumbing, no cooking facilities and consisted of poorly made buildings.
  • Japanese Americans were released from the camps on March 20, 1946. In 1988 the American government began paying reparations to the people in those camps.
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