Images of Internment

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director, FDR Library. Throughout American history our presidents have struggled to find the right balance between the highest ideals of our founding charters and the cold realities of national security. This is especially true in times of war. President John Adams passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, Abraham Lincoln suspended the … Continue reading Images of Internment

Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – February

FDR and Japanese American Internment February 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. The decision to intern Japanese Americans is widely viewed by historians and legal scholars as a blemish on Roosevelt’s wartime record. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the FBI arrested over 1200 Japanese aliens throughout the … Continue reading Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – February