“Japanese Internment Camps.” Japanese Internment Camps and Their Effects. 21 Jan 2009 United States Reasoning On December 7, 1941 the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In response Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was president at the time, communicated through a speech to the nation about the attack. Within an hour of his speech, Congress came to the decision that the United States would be involved with yet another World War and declared war on Japan. At the time, there were many United States citizens of Japanese decent living on the West coast of the United States. President Roosevelt passed Executive Order 9066 across the country. This made it clear that all Japanese and Americans with Japanese ancestry were to be removed from their own homes and into guarded internment camps in the Western region. About two-thirds of the prisoners in the camps were actually American citizens, and had no part in the actions of the Japanese people who bombed Pearl Harbor. However Franklin Roosevelt still seemed to think it was necessary to imprison them just for caution and did not mind taking away their liberties. This website, “Japanese Internment Camps,” provides an abundant amount of information dealing with the camps in America during World War II. It is obvious to me that the author of this website knew the information over this subject. On the site, there were new as well as old facts I found interesting. Along with the positives of the site came just a few negatives. The site does not catch your attention – it is dull colored and has few pictures to aid with visuals. Also, the font is small on some pages which makes it hard and tiresome to read. The strengths outweigh the weaknesses in this case and the website accomplishes exactly what needs to be accomplished.