Japanese Internment Camps

Ana Walters

How did this event become controversial?

President Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order that sent over 100,000 people to government-controlled facilities, because of their ethnicity.

When did this become a controversy?

President FDR signed the executive order on February 19, 1942. The exclusion and incarcerations began March 1942.

Why was this ordered?

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, FDR ordered for all Japanese-Americans to evacuate the West-Coast.