The New Deal and World War I7

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The New Deal and World War II Roosevelt’s leadership through economic reconstruction, war As a result of Pearl Harbor and the fear of Asian espionage, Americans also committed  what was later recognized as an act of intolerance: the internment of Japanese  Americans. In February 1942, nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans residing in California  were removed from their homes and interned behind barbed wire in 10 wretched  temporary camps, later to be moved to “relocation centers” outside isolated  Southwestern towns. Nearly 63 percent of these Japanese Americans were American-born U.S. citizens. A  few were Japanese sympathizers, but no evidence of espionage ever surfaced. Others  volunteered for the U.S. Army and fought with distinction and valor in two infantry units  on the Italian front. Some served as interpreters and translators in the Pacific. In 1983 the U.S. government acknowledged the injustice of internment with limited 
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