Japanese American Internment

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Attack on Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7)

12/07/1941

Executive Order 9066 is signed (Feb. 19)

02/19/1942

Internment of Japanese Americans begins (Feb. 25)

02/25/42

War Relocation Authority is established by Executive Order 9102 (March 18)

03/18/42

442nd Regimental Combat Team activated, made up of Japanese Americans (Feb. 1)

02/01/43

US Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of internment (June 21)

06/21/43

Resettlement on the West Coast is permitted, with exceptions (Jan. 2)

01/02/45