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.

Exclusion orders (97)

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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Nisei helping to post exclusion orders (ddr-densho-34-46)
img Nisei helping to post exclusion orders (ddr-densho-34-46)
Some of the Nisei men on Bainbridge Island helped the soldiers hand out and post the exclusion notice that gave instructions for the exclusion of the Japanese American community on Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge Island, Washington was one of the first areas to be evacuated due to its proximity to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyards.
Soldiers posting exclusion orders (ddr-densho-36-28)
img Soldiers posting exclusion orders (ddr-densho-36-28)
Original museum cataloging information: Special instructions. Army's edict. Soldier nailing up placards containing Civilian Exclusion Order No. 1 and special instructions to all Japanese residents of Bainbridge Island, telling them exactly how they are to comply with evacuation decree. Based on information from the museum, it appears the exclusion orders were posted on or near ...
Three men looking at a mass removal map (ddr-densho-36-48)
img Three men looking at a mass removal map (ddr-densho-36-48)
Japanese Americans looking at a map of the mass removal districts. The map was posted at the Japanese American Citizens League office. Original Seattle Post-Intelligencer caption: "Marching orders; Japanese residents of Seattle studying a map in the office of the Japanese-American Citizen's League showing the areas from which all members of their race will be ...
The Newell Star, Extra (December 19, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-45)
doc The Newell Star, Extra (December 19, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-45)
Selected article titles: "Coast Ban Lifted: War Department Revokes Exclusion Order Sunday" (p. 1), "Official Army Statement: Public Proclamation No. 21" (pp. 2-3), "A Message from WRA Director Dillon S. Myer" (pp. 4-5), and "Project Director's Statement" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 13 (April 2, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 13 (April 2, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-13)
Selected article titles: "'Tokyo Rose' Accusers Told to Lie" (pp. 1-2), "Seattle JACL Committee Started Move to Eliminate E.O. 9066" (p. 1), "Editorials: Supreme Court Decisions" (p. 2), and "'Go for Broke!' vs. 'Farewell to Manzanar'" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 12 (September 19, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 12 (September 19, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-37)
Selected article titles: "Dean Speaks at Tri-District: Seek 'Redress' for Evacuees" (p. 1), "Manuscript of Canada Nikkei History Written" (pp. 1, 3), "House Repeals E.O. 9066" (p. 1), and "Guest Column: Women in Japan" (p. 2).
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.
Peter Irons Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1012-16-4)
vh Peter Irons Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1012-16-4)
Events leading up to the signing of Executive Order 9066 (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations ...

Gordon Hirabayashi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1012-2-7)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1012-2-7)
Circulating a written statement detailing reasons for resistance (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in ...

Kenge Kobayashi Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-37-4)
vh Kenge Kobayashi Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-37-4)
Removal of the persons from the "red zone," the "yellow zone" in California
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