February 15, 2022
When the U.S. military pressured President Rosevelt to take action following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, FDR signed Executive Order 9066. The February 19, 1942, order authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland. Japanese Americans were only allowed to take what they could carry as they were relocated. The majority of the people moved into internment camps were U.S. citizens. "Relocation" does not convey a complete picture of how Japanese Americans were treated during World War II.