Citizenship internment wwii

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Citizenship internment wwii

  1. 1. Citizenship, Civil Rights & Japanese Internment
  2. 2. Tough Terms • Alien • Nativism • Xenophobia • Issei • Nisei Nisei soldier World War II era
  3. 3. Historical Background • Aliens or Immigrants • Asian Immigration & American Nativism (1870s-1920s) • Legacies of Anti-Asian Sentiment Harper’s Weekly illustration from 1870s was critical of anti- Chinese sentiment.
  4. 4. WWII & Japanese Internment • Nativism by the Bombs’ Early Light • FDR & Executive Order 9066 • Camp Life
  5. 5. Illustration and Writing Project • Individual Creative Writing • Small Group Discussion • Large Group Discussion of Illustrations
  6. 6. Image 1 Wanto Grocery, owned by an Asian American, UC Berkeley graduate. (California, December 1941)
  7. 7. Image 2 Reading evacuation orders on a bulletin board in Los Angeles. These families will have as little as one week to report to the relocation center. (1942) Library of Congress.
  8. 8. Image 3 Dorothea Lange, “One Nation Indivisible.” Pledge of Allegiance at Rafael Weill Elementary School a few weeks prior to evacuation. (San Francisco, 1942)
  9. 9. Image 4 Japanese Americans register for internment at the Santa Anita reception center in Los Angeles. (1942) Library of Congress
  10. 10. Image 5 Evacuees waiting with their luggage at the old train station in Los Angeles, CA. The train will take them to Owens Valley. (April 1942) Library of Congress
  11. 11. Image 6 Japanese Americans waiting to board the train that will take them to the internment camp in Owens Valley. (April 1942)
  12. 12. Image 7 “All Packed Up and Ready to Go” Editorial Cartoon, San Francisco News (March 6, 1942)
  13. 13. Image 8 Family arriving in internment camp barracks, from the Tacoma New Tribune, University of Washington. (no date)
  14. 14. Image 9 An American Soldier on guard duty at an internment camp holds a Japanese American child. Tacoma News Tribune, University of Washington.
  15. 15. Image 10 Internment camp mess hall. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, University of Washington.
  16. 16. Image 11 Byron, Takashi Tsuzuki, Forced Removal, Act II, 1944. Japanese American National Museum Collection.
  17. 17. Image 12 G.S. Hante, a barber in Kent, Washington, displays his sentiments about internment. (March 1944)
  18. 18. The Rest of the Story • Confiscation and Property Loss • Korematsu v. United States (1944) • Apology & Reparations George H. W. Bush’s apology to Japanese Americans held in the internment camps. (1988)

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