Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1

Japanese American shopkeepers are forced to close their businesses when the American government decides to move them to camps away from Americas west coast during World War II. Hulton-Deutsch/Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Roughly 122,000 Japanese immigrants and American citizens of Japanese ancestry were removed from their homes on the West Coast and incarcerated for much of the U.S. involvement in WWII. About two-thirds of them were U.S. citizens.

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, 20th century, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage, Pearl Harbor, incarceration, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, japanese internment, Japanese Americans, executive order 9066, immigration, wwii, World War II, Chinese Exclusion Act