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"Map of California"

Map of Military Zone borders in California

The United States joined World War II after Japanese fighter planes attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7th, 1941.  As part of a civil defense plan, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which authorized the removal of Japanese from military zones in the West Coast.  Thus, began the process of relocating and incarcerating 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese residents from the coastal areas of Washington and Oregon and all of California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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