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Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans in World War II

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Civics +3 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

This collection includes objects and resources related to Japanese incarceration 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

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Incarceration

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Wicker Suitcase

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Wooden name plate used in Manzanar

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Resident I.D. card

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Guard's Tower

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Manzanar War Relocation Ctr., 1942

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Evacuee Center Regulations, Evacuation Notice

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Short-Term Leave Authorization, WRA

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Identification button

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1943 Rohwer Center High School Yearbook

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

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Life in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp Homepage

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Red Sweater Vest

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papier-mache bonsai tree

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Roofed Japanese Lantern

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Butsudan-Buddhist altar

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Mess Hall Cards

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The Rohwer Outpost

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Baseball behind barbed wire

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Softball used in Heart Mountain Relocation Center

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Compromise Settlement

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Rejection letter from Yale University

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Military Contributions

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Bookmark, "Keep `Um Flying"

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Pamphlet, "Issei, Nissei, Kibei"

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Grace under pressure

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Your 10 favorite military history stories of 2017

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Alice Tetsuko Kono: Wise, well-traveled, WAC

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Righting a Wrong

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