Essay on Japanese Internment During Wwii.
On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. This bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. The president at the time, Franklin Roosevelt, when he found out he said “a date which will live in infamy.” About 331 ships and aircraft were either destroyed or damaged during this attack. This attack on Pearl Harbor caused a lot of worry for everyone in America, and no one knew what was going to happen next. Terror struck America in an instant, and what happened next to the Japanese American families would change their lives forever.
Some think the Japanese Americans were going to commit espionage and/or sabotage on the American citizens. This is why around 120,000 Americans from Japanese descent were sent to these internment camps in California, Idaho, Arkansas, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, and Colorado. They had to leave everything behind, and they were only allowed to bring whatever they could fit to take with them. Before they left they had a huge sell to try to sell everything they could, but they ended up having to sell very valuable items for very cheap prices. They burned all their pictures and left all of their memories behind.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066 in February 19, 1942. The Executive Order basically authorized anyone who was deemed necessary or desirable to leave the area of any military areas. Japanese American’s were not the only who were singled out during…