Executive Order 9066: Japanese Internment

(1942)

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Executive Order 9066 is the work of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who as chief executive set its drafting in motion, approved its provisions, and signed it but played no part in its composition, which was principally the work of Henry Stimson, the secretary of war, and John McCloy, the assistant secretary of war.

Roosevelt was the only person to be elected president of the United States for four consecutive terms. He was born to wealth in Hyde Park, New York, on January 30,...