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Japanese Internment Camps - Veronica Murtagh & Lilly Nault

  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese launch a surprise attack on the U.S naval base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. http://www.history.com/shows/wwii-in-hd/videos/attack-pearl-harbor#attack-pearl-harbor
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    Japanese Internment Camp

  • President Authorizes Japanese Relocation

    President Authorizes Japanese Relocation
    President Roosevelt authorizes the internment of tens of thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry as well as resident aliens from Japan, due to the hysteria following the Pearl Harbor bombing.
  • Japanese Removal

    Japanese Removal
    Western halves of California, Oregon, Washington and the southern third of Arizona designated as military areas; Japanese were forced to leave these areas. They were relocated to camps where they would have little living space and food, as well as poor living conditions.
  • Civilian Exclusion Order Issued

    Civilian Exclusion Order Issued
    Civilian Exclusion Order issued for the Bainbridge Island area by Seattle.Forty-five families in the area are given one week to prepare.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    Germany's surrender ends the war in Europe.
  • Hiroshima Bombed

    Hiroshima Bombed
    Atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.Three days later, another bomb is dropped on Nagasaki.
  • Tule Lake Closes

    Tule Lake Closes
    Internment cam Tule Lake closes, causing an "incredible mass evacuation in reverse."In the month before the closing, roughly 5,000 internees had to be moved. Many were poor, sick, elderly, or simply had no place to go.
    Said one internee, "...I thought I was imagining it as an adult much later...I thought they couldn't have been bayonets because we were only little kids."
    www.pbs.org/childofcamp/history/index/html been bayonets because we were just little kids."
  • New Rules on Deportation

    New Rules on Deportation
    Native born American citizens can no longer be imprisoned or deported to Japan.
  • President Signs Japanese Evacuation Claims Act

    President Signs Japanese Evacuation Claims Act
    President Harry Truman signs the Japanese Evacution Claims Act, giving evacuees 18 months to prove property losses and receive compensation.
  • JACL Calls for Reperations

    JACL Calls for Reperations
    Resolution announced by the Japanese American Citizens League calling for reperations for Japanese-American incarceration.
  • WWII Japanese-American Human Rights Violations Act Introduced to Congress

    WWII Japanese-American Human Rights Violations Act Introduced to Congress
    The WWII Japanese-American Human Rights Violations Act is introduced to Congress, proposing payment of $15,000 per victim and an additional $15 per day interned. Congress instead opts for the JACL's resolution.
  • CWRIC investigates

    CWRIC investigates
    The Commision on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians held a public hearing in Washington, D.C. as part of an investigation into Japanese-American internment in WWII.
  • CWRIC Issues Reccomendation

    CWRIC Issues Reccomendation
    The CWRIC issues a formal recommendation to Congress, calling for individual payments of $20,000 to surviving former internees.
  • H.R. 442 Signed

    H.R. 442 Signed
    H.R. 442, calling for payments of $20,000 to each surviving internee and a 1.25 billion dollar education fund, is signed into action by Ronald Reagan.