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Japanese American History from Early Immigration to Present Time


Post World War II: Resettlement

March 2nd 1942- Proclamation No. 1 is issued, which designated Military Areas 1 and 2 along West Coast: California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona

December 17th 1944- Proclamation No. 21 is issued, which rescinds military mass exclusion orders, essentially authorizing the closing of camps.

January 2nd 1945- Restrictions preventing resettlement of West coast removed, but many restrictions still remain.

Before January 1945- 30,000 people of the original 120,000 resettled, 78% of them in 9 states: Illinois, Colorado, Ohio, Utah, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey.

After January 1945- over 75,000 returned to West coast states: California, Washington, and Oregon.

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Work - Resettlers worked at a variety of jobs. Women commonly worked as domestic servants, in Chicagoユs candy industry, and in the crafts. Men were in demand for low-level manufacturing … More »

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