Executive Order 9142 Transferring Certain Functions, Property, and Personnel from the Department of Justice to the Alien Enemy Custodian

April 21, 1942 By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, under the Constitution and laws of the United States, and in particular by Title I of the First War Powers Act, 1941, approved December 18, 1941 (Public Law No. 354, 77th Congress), it is hereby ordered as follows: […]

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Executive Order 8985–Censorship

Establishing Office of Censorship December 19, 1941 Statement: All Americans abhor censorship, just as they abhor war. But the experience of this and of all other Nations has demonstrated that some degree of censorship is essential in wartime, and we are at war. The important thing now is that such forms of censorship as are […]

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