Immigrants from Japan begin coming to the US to seek jobs and other opportunities.
Effectively stops the immigration of Japanese into the US.
Although Americans were upset by this, they did not want to get into a war in Europe or Asia.
This program supports the "Allies" in their war against Germany, Italy and Japan (aka the "Axis").
Authorizes the military to remove any or all persons from the West Coast--especially those of Japanese Ancestry.
Rosie was 16 when she boarded the train that brought her to Manzanar with her father, mother, sister and brother.
Hijoki and his family take a train from Los Angeles to Manzanar. "The trip to Manzanar was my first train ride," he said. "We were not allowed to raise the blinds or windows. It was very uncomfortable."
Pete Mitsui comes to Manzanar with his parents, brother and sister.
Having just opened her own medical practice when the Japanese dropped the bomb at Pearl Harbor, Yoshiye agreed to go to Manzanar to prepare a medical unit for the thousands of people who were about to arrive.
Moves to mainland US to pursue a career in the motion picture industry. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, he was working in Hollywood as a photo retoucher for RKO Studios.
Kango is released after being questioned by the FBI about the sale of a camera. He joins his family at Manzanar.
Twelve-year-old Joan DaValle Beyers came to Manzanar with her mother and sister.
The internee population reaches its peak of 10,046.
The cooperative includes check cashing services, a general store, a barber shop, a beauty parlor, and mail order service. It grows into a million-dollar-a-year enterprise.
The first two volunteers for the Army leave Manzanar for Camp Savage, Minnesota. Forty others eventually volunteer.