• Creator
  • United States. Office of the Federal Register
  • Created Date
  • 1942-02-25
  • Description
  • Executive Order 9066 laid the legal foundation for the relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942, the order authorized creation of military areas "from which any or all persons may be excluded... [and] to provide for residents of any such area who are excluded therefrom such transportation, food, shelter, and other accommodations as may be necessary..." After the uncontrolled "evacua... more
    Executive Order 9066 laid the legal foundation for the relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942, the order authorized creation of military areas "from which any or all persons may be excluded... [and] to provide for residents of any such area who are excluded therefrom such transportation, food, shelter, and other accommodations as may be necessary..." After the uncontrolled "evacuation" caused problems, another executive order, 9102, established the War Relocation Authority to handle matters. less
  • Rights
  • This is a U.S. government document and as such is freely available without restriction.