Japanese Internment

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On February 19, 1942, two months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which set into motion a series of events that led to one of our country’s most tragic constitutional failures. Executive Order 9066 gave broad authority to the military to secure the borders of the United States and to create military zones from which individuals, citizens, and aliens alike, could be removed. Although the executive order was carefully crafted so that specific groups of people were not singled out, the ultimate implementation of the order resulted in the removal and imprisonment of virtually the entire Japanese American population residing on the West Coast of the United States. (more…)

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