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History Day: Gordon Hirabayashi
16 Feb 2018
Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act
America rules Japanese immigrants as unlawful citizens because they are not "free white persons" (Naturalization Act of 1790)
Congress passes the immigration Act of 1924, ending all Japanese immigration to the United States
Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President of the United States
Britain declares war on Germany, the beginning of World War II
Executive Order 9066 is issued for deportation and incarceration of Japanese-Americans
Japan attacks the United States at Pearl Harbor military base in Hawaii; the United States enters World War II
Gordon Hirabayashi's court case and sentencing is finalized; he is found guilty
The last of Japanese internment camps is closed
Japan surrenders to the Allies and World War II ends.
The convictions of Hirabayashi for evacuation of internment camp and ignoring curfew are overturned in a federal appeals court of San Francisco.
Gordon Hirabayashi is born in Seattle, Washington
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