Farewell to Manzanar

what was the purpose of the loyalty oath? why did the government issue it?

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The purpose of the loyalty oath was to assess a person's loyalty to the United States as a whole. Everyone over seventeen had to swear their allegiance to the states and renounce their allegiance to Japan. This was to determine if any Japanese residing in the United States were threats to its citizens or country.


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