Exclusion orders

On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which allowed the military to exclude people from any location without a trial or hearing. While it did not name people of Japanese ancestry specifically, it was clearly aimed at them and was enforced accordingly. Under the authority of Executive Order 9066, General John DeWitt defined 108 exclusion areas throughout the West Coast, each containing approximately 1,000 Japanese Americans. The first exclusion orders were issued for Bainbridge Island, Washington on March 24, 1942. Orders were posted around town, informing all Japanese American residents of the impending mass removal. Individuals and families were given only one week to prepare. By the end of October 1942, all 108 exclusion orders had been issued, forcing over 110,000 Japanese Americans into concentration camps around the country.

World War II (66)
Mass removal ("evacuation") (156)
Exclusion orders (100)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Karl Bendetsen, Francis Biddle, Civilian exclusion orders, John DeWitt, Executive Order 9066, Executive Order 9066 (exhibition), Executive Order 9066: 50 Years Before and 50 Years After (exhibition), Leland Ford, Allen Gullion, John McCloy, Public Law 503, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Termination of Executive Order 9066, Norman Thomas

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Copy of a letter to Mr. Turner and Mr. Sudde from Marlene Tonai, Chair of the Bay Area NCRR (November 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-14)
doc Copy of a letter to Mr. Turner and Mr. Sudde from Marlene Tonai, Chair of the Bay Area NCRR (November 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-14)
Copy of a letter to Mr. Turner and Mr. Sudde from Marlene Tonai, Chair of the Bay Area NCRR, Marlene Tonai (November 23, 1991).
Exclusion order posted on telephone pole (ddr-densho-151-315)
img Exclusion order posted on telephone pole (ddr-densho-151-315)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Scene in residential section of the Japanese quarter two days prior to evacuation. Note Civilian Exclusion Order posted on the telephone pole. Note also crated furniture on porch of corner house.
Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-115)
img Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-115)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. In response to the Army's Exclusion Order Number 20, residents of Japanese ancestry appear at Civil Control Station at 2031 Bush Street, for registration. The evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Posted exclusion orders (ddr-densho-151-76)
img Posted exclusion orders (ddr-densho-151-76)
Original WRA caption: San Francisco, California. Exclusion Order posted at First and Front Streets directing removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from the first San Francisco section to be effected by the evacuation.
Posted exclusion orders (ddr-densho-151-77)
img Posted exclusion orders (ddr-densho-151-77)
Original WRA caption: San Francisco, California. On a brick wall beside air raid shelter poster, exclusion orders were posted at First and Front Streets directing removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from first San Francisco section to be affected by evacuation. The order was issued April 1, 1942, by Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt, and directed evacuation ...
Exclusion orders posted in vacated restaurant (ddr-densho-151-127)
img Exclusion orders posted in vacated restaurant (ddr-densho-151-127)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Civilian Exclusion Order Number 5, ordering evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry, posted in a vacant store window on Grant Avenue in Chinatown. This establishment, like many others in Chinatown, was operated by proprietors of Japanese descent. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
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