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 9066 Authorizing the Secretary of War to Prescribe Military Areas

February 19th, 1942 WHEREAS, the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage to national defense material, national defense premises and national defense utilities as defined in Section 4, Act of April 20, 1918, 40 Stat. 533, as amended by the Act of November 30, 1940, 54 Stat. 1220, […]

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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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Proclamation–Blacklists–No. 2497

Blacklisting 1,800 Latin American Firms for Aiding Germany or Italy July 17, 1941 I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 5(b) of the Act of October 6, 1917 (40 Stat. 415) as amended and Section 6 of the Act […]

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