On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing military authorities to exclude "any and all persons" from designated areas of the country as was necessary for national security. The result was the mass removal and internment of more than 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry, some for up to three years, until the end of World War II. The online exhibit "A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans & the U.S. Constitution," from the Smithsonian Institution, examines this period in United States history from a number of perspectives, including immigration, removal, internment, loyalty, service, and


Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our news and resources