Internment Timeline

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In History
  • Pearl Harbor in the Eyes of a Japanese American

    Pearl Harbor in the Eyes of a Japanese American
    The bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japanese carrier aircrafts came as a surprise to US citiizens in Hawaii in the early morning of December 7, 1941 resulting in the deaths of 2,000 people. I woke up to the ground shaking and the booming of bombs. I walked outside to see people in panic and not knowing what was happening. I looked up in the sky to see the symbol of my homeland and i was in disbelief. I am ashamed and have been betrayed by my home country.
  • President Roosevelt Angers Japanese Americans

    President Roosevelt Angers Japanese Americans
    President Roosevelt authorized the internment of Japanese Americans after the event at Pearl Harbor. This results in many citizens with Japanese ancestry being moved into internment camps. I am outraged by what the president has done. How is this fair? We are United States citizens that do not have anything to do Japan. I and many others feel betrayed and ashamed by Japan and should not have to suffer because of what they have done.
  • How the Executive Order 9066 Affects Japanese Citizens

    How the Executive Order 9066 Affects Japanese Citizens
    The Executive Order 9066 gave the military permission to ban citizens in the coastal area from Washington to California and put them in assembly centers governed by the military. I may be of Japanese descent, but that does not mean that I am a citizen of the United States and deserve my rights. My rights are being taken away because the country of Japan made a mistake, This is not fair, I did not do anything wrong and am still being punished.
  • Executive Order 9102 Ensures Safety For Citizens

    Executive Order 9102 Ensures Safety For Citizens
    The Executive Order 9102 ordered the creation of the War Relocation Authority, I am a US citizen and I believe that this order is essential for the country. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it is important that we monitor what all Japanese people are doing. I understand that this may not be fair to some of them considering that some are not involved, but unfortunately we don't know who is and who isn't. The only way we can ensure our safety, is monitoring all of them in internment camps.
  • Citizens Are Beginning to Feel Safe

    Citizens Are Beginning to Feel Safe
    Western Defense Commander that more than 120,000 Japanese Americans have successfully been removed from their homes. The removal of the Japanese has been very successful and effective. My family and I can now feel safe because there are no Japanese living near us anymore.
  • National Safety

    National Safety
    Secretary of War Henry Stimson announced plans to form an all Japanese-American combat team made up of volunteers. I am proud to be serving in the military for the United States. I am ashamed of the country i come from, and I feel like I owe something to the United States. This also gives me an opportunity to show that I am on the United States' side and not Japan's.
  • Judgement of Loyalty Separates Families

    Judgement of Loyalty Separates Families
    Re-registration questionnaires based on loyalty were given to all people 17 and older in internment camps. I took the questionnaire and based on my results, I do not qualify to be a United States citizen. My wife however does still qualify based on her results. I have to leave my wife and children now, this is not fair. I am not only lacking my civil rights, my family and life are being taken away based on the actions of people i have nothing to do with.
  • D-Day Affects US Soldiers for a Lifetime

    D-Day Affects US Soldiers for a Lifetime
    On June 6, the allies landed in France in their attempt to stop Hitler. I am a United States soldier and this was the most terrifying experience of my life. We have lost many soldiers, including my best friend. I had to watch my best friend suffer right before my eyes and I was able to do nothing, I have never felt so helpless in my life.
  • THe US is Taking Away the Rights of the People

    THe US is Taking Away the Rights of the People
    The Supreme Court ruled that it is constitutional for one group of citizens to be removed from their homes and imprisoned for several years without trial. Why is it all of a sudden okay for the US to take away my families rights? We are being taken away from our homes and being placed in internment camps when we have comitted no crimes. I do not understand how this can be justified without allowing us a trial.
  • Victory Day

    Victory Day
    Japan has surrendered to the allies meaning the end of World War II. Now that Japan has surrenedered, that means that we should be granted our rights back. I am thrilled that Japan has surrendered and I get to go back home to my family.
  • Internment Camps Shut Down

    Internment Camps Shut Down
    All of the internment camps have been shut down except Tule Lake. I'm glad that all of the internment camps are being shut down because i felt sorry for all the people in them and i felt like they were misplaced.
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