This program introduces the “We The People” series beginning with stories of the immigration of Japanese people to the U.S., their integration into American society, and the ramifications of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
Weeks later President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-American citizens and their families living on the West Coast, to be rounded up, removed from their homes, and their properties seized. They were then sent initially to relocation camps designated as Assembly Centers, and later to permanent incarceration camps.
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(Video Length: 17 Min.)