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On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Roundup photoThe following day, the US declared war on Japan.

Despite the government's own evidence that Japanese Americans posed no military threat, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal and incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans.

Two-thirds were American citizens. Over half were children.

The text and video clips featured in this section present glimpses of the upheaval, uncertainty, terror and outrage experienced during the Japanese American Internment.

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