When the Japanese were placed in internment camps by order 9066 many of there civil rights were violated. many Japanese were sent to these camps because many people though that they were spying on the government and leaking information to the Japanese, in the first years of the war over 120,000 Japanese were put into internment camps until the end of the war.Life in these camps was difficult, the Japanese lived in little more then wooden shacks and had to wait in long lines to get small scraps of food. after the war was over all the Japanese were let out and years later paid for the damage the government had caused.


December 7- after the attack on pearl harbor, Presidential Proclamation 2525 allows Attorney General to conduct a gathering of suspects many of whom who had already been under surveillance.

December 9- many Japanese language schools close.


January 1- AG stops all suspected "ememys"
from travel around or out of the country.

February 14-Lt. Genl.February 19- FDR John Dewitt recommends removal of all Japanese from the west coast.

February 19-FDR signs Executive order No. 9066 forceing all japanese and suspected " in to the internment camp by a certain date.

March 28-Min Yasui decides to challenge the curfew order by breaking curfew. Declaring himself of Japanese ancestry,
Yasui demands but fails to be arrested by a passing police officer.


May 6-Eleanor Roosevelt spends a day at the Gila river internment camp

June 21 - Hirabayashi v U.S. and Yasui v U.S.: The Supreme Court rules that a curfew may be imposed against one group of Americans citizens based solely on ancestry


June 6 -D-Day

December 18- WRA says that all camps will be closed by 1945 (which does not pass)


Oct 15-Dec 15- all camps are closed.


July 2 - Evacuation Claims Act passed, giving a total of 31 mill. dollars to the japanese internment camps.