This led the people to believe that some may be disloyal to America. They saw Japanese fishermen in a new light- if they lived near water, they could learn about the positions of the ships coming in and out and tell Japan about the navy. If farmers lived too close to an air base, then people were misguided into thinking of them as potential spies. Eventually, the government got involved. In Roosevelt’s executive order 9066, he authorized the military to supervise a huge migration of practically every Japanese person in America- stating they were considered potential threats to the war effort and could not be trusted. This basically meant that the government was agreeing with the idea that the Japanese should be segregated because a completely different country with people of the same race had attacked America.
Although the decision to initiate Japanese internment seemed to be done in good faith, the government wasn’t thinking about how a substantial percentage of the population would react to the issue: the people being put into camps themselves. In Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, he stated that he wants a world where people had the freedom of expression, speech, religion, from want, and from fear. Although the Japanese internment was done in a way that didn’t restrict their freedoms of speech, religion, or