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Except Persons of Japanese DescentAmerica Land of the free and home of the brave Land of the free Land of the free Funny that the land of the free would steal away the lives of 119000 individuals simply because they looked different Nothing like good old irony to bring a country togetherDuring the late 1800s there was a large rise in the immigration of Japanese to the US much to the dismay of many American citizens The Japanese have long been discriminated against in the US People have thought they are sly treacherous cruel In other words they were strangers People as a whole fear the unknown Individuals of Asiatic descent have been so singled out for so long for one reason they look different Almost 200000 Japanese and Japanese Americans were evacuated and relocated during World War II Reasoning behind this Although there was no proof of any of this it was said that the farmers for example were charged with poisoning their vegetables and with planting their tomatoes in such a pattern that they pointed to US military objects from overhead At the time the government claimed that the threat was real and that this action was pure military necessity Now we all know betterOn December 7 1941 the Empire of the Rising Sun more commonly known as Japan launched an air attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor Many people feel that this is what provoked President Roosevelt and our government to evacuate Not so Did you ever stop and think things through I mean really think things through Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which allowed for the evacuation of all West Coast individuals of Japanese ancestry on February 19 1942 a mere ten weeks after the bombing on Pearl Harbor Could this nation really assemble enough living space for 119 thousand people in ten weeks That seems a little far-fetched Now that Ive got your attention lets take this
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