Japanese relocation

4/25/1942

In February 1942, just two months after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which had the effect of relocating all persons of Japanese ancestry, both citizens and aliens, inland, outside of the Pacific military zone. The objectives of the order were to prevent espionage and to protect persons of Japanese descent from harm at the hands of Americans who had strong anti-Japanese attitudes.

National Archives, Records of the War Relocation Authority


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