Executive Order 9066

After Pearl Harbor was attacked, President Roosevelt signed, and put Executive Order 9066 into effect. This Order authorized The Secretary of War and Army Commanders to detain citizens with at least 1/16th of enemy descent (Japanese, Italian and German) into the interment camps. The Executive order also did not mention any specific race but the Japanese were more affected than any other race.

Who was affected?

The Japanese people were greatly affected by Executive Order 9066. Over 110,000 Japanese people who lived along the Pacific coastline were put in internment camps after the Executive Order was issued. People with German and Italian descent were also put in internment camps, with over 11,000 Germans and over 7,000 Italians detained. (Densho)