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After war was declared German-Americans and Italian-Americans about 5 000 were rounded up With in a year most of the 5000 were released The hatred became focused on the Japanese-Americans Being of their race and people automatically thought they were with the enemy that attacked Pearl Harbor Of the 127 000 Japanese-Americans living in America about two thirds were born American citizens but this did not stop the suspicions and hostility directed towards them Almost all of the Japanese-Americans lived in California Oregon and Washington War jitters were running high there after Pearl Harbor The anti-oriental racism finally boiled over Columnist Henry Mclemore of the Hearst newspaper Examiner expressed the ugly mood Herde em up pack em off wrote Mclemore Let em be pinched hurt hungry and dead up against it Sometimes hatred came in violence and property damage There were some Japanese-American defenders Woody Guthrie and Cisco kid were involved in the most dramatic stands The pressure for action against the Japanese-Americans mounted President Roosevelt on February 19 1942 signed Executive Order 9066 Though told for everyone the order was direct toward Japanese-Americans In the spring and summer of 1942 112 000 Japanese-Americans were Moved to temporary camps In the end they were moved farther inland to ten permanent camps They were located in barren and isolated areas of six western states and Arkansas Most of those forced to leave their home were in the camps for the minim of three years Not one Japanese-Americans were put to trial on Charge of espionage or sabotage The truth is that too few Americans had calm to raise questions of that kind In the camps Japanese-Americans were treaded pretty well In the Manzanzar Relocation Center in the California Desert a mother and her
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