In one of the most controversial acts passed in U.S. History, on Feb. 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, legalizing the exportation of various ethnic groups to internment camps. Eventually 1/3 of the American mainland was occupied by these displaced groups, particularly those of Japanese descent, despite a majority having been born in the U.S.
Today In History- February 19
President Roosevelt signs the Executive Order 9066.
Stories about Today In History- February 19
FDR approves legislation for Japanese internment.
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