Internment of Japanese Americans

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Incarceration of Japanese Americans
Part of the history of Asian Americans and United States home front during World War II
Clockwise from top left:
DateFebruary 19, 1942 – March 20, 1946
LocationWestern United States[1]
CauseExecutive Order 9066 signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Motive
Perpetrator
United States federal government
Outcome
  • Partial financial compensation for lost property under the
    Harry Truman
  • Formal apology and financial reparations given to surviving victims under the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 signed by Ronald Reagan
DeathsAt least 1,862;[3] at least 7 homicides by sentries[4]
InquiriesCommission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (1983)
Prisoners120,000 Japanese Americans, mostly living on the West Coast
Supreme Court cases