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Tammera

Sacramento, United States

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JAPANESE INTERNMENT DURING WORLD WAR II
Two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (February 19, 1942), President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066. This authorized the exclusion of persons from sensitive military areas as deemed necessary by the Secretary of War. Although the Executive Order did not specify who was to be excluded, the government’s target was the 58,000 Italian, 22,000 German, and 112,000 of Japanese descent who were already living on the west coast (Lowman 8). The large number of Japanese sent to military camps was due to the increasing espionage and the ongoing fear of another attack by the Japanese on the Western US coast. Protection from Japanese espionage and sabotage was deemed necessary because of the many messages intercepted from the US to Japan
Of the 112,000 Japanese sent to internment camps, 71,000 were US citizens or Nisei, while 40,000 were considered enemy aliens (Lowman 12). The encampment of all Japanese was done not only to prevent Japanese espionage, but also to protect the Japanese already in the US
After the internment of the Japanese, many people lost their businesses, homes, and personal property. They were left to start over. Their life continued with the struggle of recreating everything they had lost
Two years later the government passed the American Evacuation Claims Act of 1948 which allowed those who were in the internment camps to file claims against the US government to pay back for losses, such as property or money, during the Japanese encampment
Forty years after the evacuation, President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which would pay $20,000 dollars to every person who was interned
Excerts taken from:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Japanese_Internment
Digital Art
Photoshop CS5
Special Thanx to deviantart.com Stock:
Background_52_by_AlbaStock
Ao_Dai___1_by_mjranum_stock(Marcus Ranum)
FEATURED IN HATS AND HATBOXES
FEATURED IN THE LOVE OF EERIE AND ENCHANTING ARTWORK
FEATURED IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN
FEATURED IN INSPIRED ART

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