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Conflict and Compromise: Japanese Incarceration during World War II (NHD @ the National Museum of American History)

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Civics +2 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection includes objects and resources related to Japanese Internment during World War II. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 through which tens of thousands of Americans of Japanese ancestry were moved into relocation centers. Additional resources can be found by visiting the National Museum of American History's online exhibitions at AmericanHistory.si.edu and History Explorer at HistoryExplorer.si.edu

Each National History Day collection from the National Museum of American History includes selected resources to support NHD projects under the 2018 theme - Conflict and Compromise. #NHD2018. This collection is by no means comprehensive, but should be used as a place of inspiration for new projects or source of additional information for ones already in the works.

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Guard's Tower

National Museum of American History

letter

National Museum of American History

"Remember Pearl Harbor" Lapel Pin

National Museum of American History

Manzanar War Relocation Ctr., 1942

National Museum of American History

Life in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp Homepage

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Wooden name plate used in Manzanar

National Museum of American History

Jerome Relocation Center / Chicot & Drew Counties, Arkansas [map]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Resident I.D. card

National Museum of American History

[Scene in J.S. Aoki Family barracks, Utah : sketch.]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Evacuee Center Regulations, Evacuation Notice

National Museum of American History

The Rohwer Outpost

National Museum of American History

Butsudan-Buddhist altar

National Museum of American History

Identification button

National Museum of American History

Short-Term Leave Authorization, WRA

National Museum of American History

Roofed Japanese Lantern

National Museum of American History

papier-mache bonsai tree

National Museum of American History

Tin Tray, Fish Design

National Museum of American History

Mess Hall Cards

National Museum of American History

Red Sweater Vest

National Museum of American History

1943 Rohwer Center High School Yearbook

National Museum of American History

Bookmark, "Keep `Um Flying"

National Museum of American History

Front Cover of Japanese Newsletter. [print]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Pamphlet, "Issei, Nissei, Kibei"

National Museum of American History

Pamphlet, "70,000 American Refugees - Made in USA"

National Museum of American History

Rejection letter from Yale University

National Museum of American History

Compromise Settlement

National Museum of American History

A More Perfect Union

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access