Jan. 14, 1942: With World War II underway, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered aliens from Japan, Germany and Italy to register with the U.S. government. After Pearl Harbor was attacked, it was feared that the West Coast was next (Oregon was bombed). Roosevelt was particularly worried about possible sabotage by Japanese-Americans.
Jan. 14, 1943. President Franklin Roosevelt became the first president to fly — and to leave the U.S. in wartime. He met British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Morocco. At their conference in Casablanca, they declared that they would seek the "unconditional surrender" of the Axis powers.
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