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  1. Japanese American Internment Camps Japanese American Internment Camps

  2. Japanese Americans • Americans of Japanese descent • Historically 3rd largest Asian American group • Started coming in 1868

  3. Executive Order 9066 • President Franklin Roosevelt • Commander-in-Chief • February 19, 1942 • Allows local military commanders to designate “military areas” as “exclusive zones” from which “any or all persons may be excluded.” • All people of Japanese ancestry are excluded from Pacific coast unless in internment camp

  4. Manzanar • Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in California’s Owens Valley. • 6,200 acres of land made up Manzanar. • Over 110,000 Japanese American people lived here.

  5. Manzanar (CONT) • What’s left of Manzanar