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Glossary Term – Person
J. Edgar Hoover (1895–1972) was the controversial director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1924 to 1972. After studying law, Hoover worked for the Department of Justice and the attorney general. At just twenty-nine years old, he was named director of the FBI. Hoover reorganized the FBI and instituted new policies and training to transform the bureau into a respected and specialized organization. In the 1930s, Hoover led the FBI in investigating cases of espionage, communism, and fascism, as well as well-known criminals....
Glossary Term – Place
During World War II, internment camps were create to confine Japanese Americans. In February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order #9066, which broadly provided for the removal of “enemy aliens” from “military areas.” The order allowed for the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans in ten camps on the West Coast for the duration of the war.