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Great Presidents Who Made GREAT BIG Mistakes

FDR, 32nd president

FDR was in office a long time (three terms!) and is known for many great things. But one of his lowest points came after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Many feared a Japanese invasion of the West Coast, and Japanese-Americans came under suspicion. FDR signed an executive order that allowed the exclusion of certain people from military zones. The entire West Coast was deemed a military zone, and as a result, over 100,000 people of Japanese heritage were forcibly removed from the West Coast and sent to live in camps farther east.

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