asian community in the USA

  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    gold is first discovered in california which attracts even more asians that have been dreaming of a wealthy and comfortable lifestyle.
  • first huge wave of chinese immigrants

    first huge wave of chinese immigrants
    hunger and poverty take place in china, many chinese decide to go to the states to start a new life.
  • creation of minor taxes

    foreign minors had to pay taxes starting from this date and chinese minors' taxes were higher than others.
  • Chinese exclusion act

    Chinese exclusion act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur. Chinese Exclusion Act suspends immigration of Chinese laborers for 10 years. Excludes Chinese from citizenship by naturalization and halts Chinese immigration for 60 years.They were forbidden to bring their family in the USA, to marry to white people, and got their own lands.
  • pearl harbor attack

    pearl harbor attack
    Japan began bombing American ships and planes at Pearl Harbor. Japanese aircraft carriers had left the Kurile Islands headed towards Pearl Harbor on November 26, 1941. Washington had sent a message which indicated the possibility of an attack on Pearl Harbor, the Phillipines, Thailand, or the Malay Peninsula. Regardless of the message Pearl Harbor was unprepared for the Japanese attack. After only a few hours of bombing, Japan had killed or wounded over 3,500 Americans.
  • war beginning

    war beginning
    President Roosevelt declared war on Japan.
  • executive order 9066

    executive order 9066
    President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 which allows military authorities to exclude anyone from anywhere without trial or hearings. Though the subject of only limited interest at the time, this order set the stage for the entire forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans.
  • evacuation beginning

    evacuation beginning
    The Navy informs Japanese American residents of Terminal Island near Los Angeles Harbor that they must leave in 48 hours. They are the first group to be removed.
  • first idea of internment camps

    Idaho Governor Chase Clark tells a congressional committee in Seattle that Japanese would be welcome in Idaho only if they were in "concentration camps under military guard." Some credit Clark with the conception of what was to become a true scenario.
  • beginning of internment camps

    Gen. John L. DeWitt issues Public Proclamation No. 1 which creates Military Areas Nos. 1 and 2. Military Area No. 1 includes the western portion of California, Oregon and Washington, and part of Arizona while Military Area No. 2 includes the rest of these states.
  • first exclusion order

    The first Civilian Exclusion Order issued by the Army is issued for the Bainbridge Island area near Seattle. The forty-five families there are given one week to prepare. By the end of October, 108 exclusion orders would be issued, and all Japanese Americans in Military Area No. 1 and the California portion of No. 2 would be incarcerated
  • japanese murder

    japanese murder
    Forty-five-year-old Ichiro Shimoda, a Los Angeles gardener, is shot to death by guards while trying to escape from Fort Still (Oklahoma) internment camp. The victim was seriously mentally ill, having attempted suicide twice since being picked up on December 7. He is shot despite the guards' knowledge of his mental state
  • film industry gets in

    The movie "Little Tokyo, U.S.A." is released by Twentieth Century Fox. In it, the Japanese American community is portrayed as a "vast army of volunteer spies" and "blind worshippers of their Emperor, " as described in the film's voice-over prologue.
  • soldiers' protesting

    Forty-three Japanese American soldiers are arrested for refusing to participate in combat training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, as a protest of treatment of their families in U.S. camps. Eventually, 106 are arrested for their refusal. Twenty-one are convicted and serve prison time before being paroled in 1946
  • Jerome internment camp closing

    Jerome internment camp closing
    camp named jerome is the first camp to close
  • beginning of forgiveness

    a japanese Combat Team rescues an American battalion which had been cut off and surrounded by the enemy. After this rescue, the 442nd is ordered to keep advancing in the forest; they would push ahead without relief or rest until November 9.
  • beginning of back to normal phase

    Restrictions preventing resettlement on the West Coast are removed, although many exceptions continue to exist. A few carefully screened Japanese Americans had returned to the coast in late 1944.
  • americans don't agree with their government

    The packing shed of the Doi family is burned and dynamited and shots are fired into their home. The family had been the first to return to California from Amache and the first to return to Placer County, having arrived three days earlier. Although several men are arrested and confess to the acts, all would be acquitted. Some 30 similar incidents would greet other Japanese Americans returning to the West Coast between January and June
  • closing of the last internment camp

    tule lake camp is finally closed after interning 18 789 asians.
  • japanese combat team is being honored by the president TRUMAN

    The 442nd Regimental Combat Team is received on the White House lawn by President Truman. "You fought not only the enemy but you fought prejudice -- and you have won," remarks the president
  • us president writes an apology letter to japanese survivors

  • writing of Shangai Girls

    writing of Shangai Girls
    Shanghai Girls is divided into three parts: Fate, Fortune, and Destiny. Here See treats Chinese immigration from a personal view through Pearl's narration. she objectively placed 100 years of her Chinese family history in the context of the daunting challenges Chinese immigrants faced in coming to America in search of Gold Mountain. America's mistreatment of Chinese immigrants is related in this novel.