The Importance Of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Attack On Pearl Harbor
Naval base called Pearl Harbor which was attack on December 7, 1941 by the Japanese forces. The Japanese attacked from the air by dropping bombs over the base. Killing over 2,400 people and destroying about 20 American Naval Ships, 8 enormous battleships, and over 300 airplanes. This attack was shown as a threat to the United States; therefore, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ask the Congress for permission to declare war on Japan. (History.com Staff, 2009).
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Roosevelt signed an Executive Order 9066. Which allowed authorities such as the Secretary of War and certain military commanders to exclude anyone that deemed a threat. (Danver, n/d)
“...the Military Commander may determine, from which any or all persons may be excluded, and with respect to which, the right of any person to enter, remain in, or leave shall be subject to whatever restrictions the Secretary of War or appropriate Military……” (Roosevelt, February 19, 1942).
The Executive Order 9066 was signed after the bombing in Pearl Harbor which caused an evacuation of all Japanese Americans to go west. The Japanese Americans were sent to one out of ten other internment camps even if they were declared American citizens. After the camps were starting to close the Japanese Americans were allowed to move to the West Coast. The last camp had close in March 1996. (History.com Staff, 2009)
Japanese Americans in the Military More than 33,000 Japanese Americans served in the military aware of the placement of the Executive Order 9066. They used this upon themselves in the fight to prove their loyalty and honor for their families. Brought upon this humiliation they rose above the occasion and proved themselves (National Park Service,