Japanese Internment Camps

Timeline created by TheTruePhill
  • The beginning

    The beginning
    Japanese people begin to migrate to America in hopes of a better life. This will set the stage for Japanese Internment.

    Japanese Exclusion League is founded. This is an organization dedicated to excluding Japanese Americans.
  • Gentlemens' Agreement

    Gentlemens' Agreement
    Theodore Roosevelt signs the Gentlemen's Agreement, which restricts Japanese Immigration to an extent. Instead a loophole in the system allows more Japanese to migrate to the states.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor is bombed by Japan. More than 2,000 die. America declares war on Japan.
  • Roundup

    Mayor of Los Angeles calls for a roundup of Japanese Americans.
    This starts to begin the relocation centers.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    The President signs Executive Order 9066, which declares certain areas of the United States as Military Areas.
  • Areas 1 and 2

    Areas 1 and 2
    General DeWitt announces designation of Areas 1 and 2. People of Japansese Ancestery were supposed to go there.
  • Civilian Exclusion

    In Late March, Civilian Exclusion Orders appear. These order Japanese Citizens to an area which can differ depending on the location.
  • E-Day

    Some time during April, Japanese Citizens were all now in Internment Camps,
  • World War II ends

    World War II ends
    World War 2 finally ends with Japan signing surrender documents. Internment ends with it.