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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