What effects did the Executive Order 9066 have on America?

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Nine thousand and nine Japanese-Americans were interned in the camps during the Second World War.  While few Italian-Americans or German-Americans were interned, nearly all were suspected of espionage or were relatives of important members of the Italian or German armed forces or governments.  Those actually arrested as spies went to prison.

The Japanese-Americans, on the other hand, were rounded up on the West Coast and sent to camps.  Life was not easy at all, but they did not do slave labor nor were they treated as prisoners in camps in German-occupied Europe or Japanese-occupied Asia.  The problem, of course, was that Americans originally from Japan or their children were not "white," and therefore the underlying prejudices of some people surfaced.  In addition there were Japanese-American spies, at least a few dozen, although probably not the hundreds the government feared.  Pearl Harbor facilities had been mapped out by Japanese spies.  The governors of the Western states...

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