1890's: Emigration to the United States begins
1904-5: Japanese victory over Russia
1905: The Asiatic Exclusion League established
1907-8: The Gentleman's Agreement
1913: Passage of the Alien Land Law
1919: The Oriental Exclusion League established
1920's onwards: Two distinct Japanese American cultures emerging, Issei and Nisei
1920: A stronger Alien Land Act is passed
1924: The Immigration Act Of 1924
1940: The Alien Registration Act
Summer, 1941: The Hawaiian National Guard (made up largely of Nisei) was federalized and later became the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
1, 1941: The Japanese Language School at the Presidio of San Francisco was
formed. In the first class were 45 Nisei and Kibei and 15 others. It was moved
to Camp Savage, Minnesota, renamed the Military Intelligence Service Language
School (MISLS) and later moved to Fort Snelling, Minnesota
8, 1941: U.S. entered World War II.
December 11, 1941: FBI detained 1370 Japanese Americans classified as "dangerous enemy aliens."
March 2, 1942: General DeWitt issued Public Proclamation No. 1, creating military areas in Washington, Oregon, California, and parts of Arizona and declaring the right to remove German, Italian, and Japanese aliens and anyone of "Japanese Ancestry" living in Military Areas No. 1 and 2 should it become necessary.
7, 1942 General DeWitt announced completion of the removal of 100,000 Japanese
Americans from Military Area No. 1.
June 7, 1942: General DeWitt announced completion of the removal of 100,000 Japanese Americans from Military Area No. 1. Ito and Kanagawa
1941: Wartime Civil Control Administration established
1943: Yasui and Hirabayashi court case
1944: Koramatsue court case
1969: First pilgrimage to Manzanar
1979: JACL calls for reparations
1981: Commission on Wartime Relocation and internment
January 12 1988: the ruling in Hirabayashi v U.S. finally vacates Hirabayashi's convictions for resisting curfew and evacuation orders.
1988: Ronald Reagan publicly apologized to those of Japanese Ancestry and also paid reparations to those who were still alive.
'Civil Liberties Act of 1988'.
9th October 1990: the first nine redress payments were made.
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