JAPANESE INTERNMENT DURING WORLD WAR II
Two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (February 19, 1942), President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066. This authorized the exclusion of persons from sensitive military areas as deemed necessary by the Secretary of War. Although the Executive Order did not specify who was to be excluded, the government’s target was the 58,000 Italian, 22,000 German, and 112,000 of Japanese descent who were already living on the west coast (Lowman 8). The large number of Japanese sent to military camps was due to the increasing espionage and the ongoing fear of another attack by the Japanese on the Western US coast. Protection from Japanese espionage and sabotage was deemed necessary because of the...
I was born in Reno Nevada. I had my first desire to be an Artists at the age of 4. My Uncle was coloring with me in my coloring book and I remember thinking it was some kind of magic how he could blend colors so gently or harshly to get different looks to his pictures, and I deeply desired to be able to do the same.
I began doing 'real' atwork at the age of 13, encouraged by the art teacher at my junior high, to come after schooI and paint, if I wished, since we 7th graders were not allowed electives until the 8th grade. She saw me hovering round the classroom all the time and was generous enough to stay late so I could paint.
The very first medium I learned was oils. I continued art clases all through High School, along with...
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